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Adult diagnostic assessments for dyslexia

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About the service

Dyslexia is a common condition believed to affect up to 1 in 10 people in the UK to some degree. This service is proud to provide a full multidisciplinary input to its service users with a team that consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and social workers.  All members of the team are highly trained specialists in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Although ADHD and autism are two of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions, there are many other conditions with a neurodevelopmental origin, such as dyslexia, for which people also require specialist assessment and intervention.

Adult diagnostic assessments for dyslexia are not currently available on the NHS; however, we are now offering them at a competitive price to people within our geographical area. This service is provided by the Trust’s adult ADHD and autism service who are highly experienced NHS professionals.

Our prices are just £350 per assessment +VAT.

Any profits generated from this paid-for service will be directly re-invested in local NHS services.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition in which a person has difficulties with reading and writing.   Dyslexia is classified as a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) of neurodevelopmental origin.  This means that it is a lifelong condition that affects a person throughout their development.  Having dyslexia does not mean that someone is less intelligent or capable than anyone else but rather they have specific difficulties with processing written information.

It is often identified in the school environment although it is sometimes not detected until adulthood when a person is having difficulties in the work environment.  With timely identification and the right support people with this condition can maximise their learning and performance potential.

Could you have dyslexia?

Common signs of dyslexia include:

  • reading and writing very slowly
  • confusing the order of letters in words
  • putting letters the wrong way round
  • having poor or inconsistent spelling
  • difficulty processing written information
  • getting confused when required to carry out a sequence of directions
  • difficulties with planning and organisation

Localities covered

We would be happy to provide you with an assessment at one our Trust estates in the Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield, or Barnsley areas.

Contact us

If you would like more information or to book an assessment please call us on 01924 316492.

Why would someone choose the service?

Our dyslexia assessments are overseen by a Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioner psychologist specialising in the area of neurodevelopmental conditions.  Our assessments use the most up-to-date and validated tools (in accordance with SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.).  The assessment will last approximately 4 hours and will include an assessment of; general cognition, phonological processing, reading, writing and spelling.

Following the assessment the results are analysed and a comprehensive detailed diagnostic report will be sent to you within 15 days.  This can be used either to support your Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) application, as recommendations for support and access arrangements, or to inform your work place of the need for a work place assessment.

The report we provide will be recognised by examination boards, universities and employers and follows the British Dyslexia Association criteria.  Our waiting time is minimal and you will be seen by one of our friendly and experienced clinicians at your convenience. Patient choice and comfort is important to us and so you will be offered the opportunity to complete the assessment at your preferred venue including; a trust site, home, place of study or work.

Having a diagnosis will help remove barriers to your performance in the workplace or education by having reasonable adjustments.  The adjustments can be in the areas of written communication, verbal communication, time and work planning.

Apart from increasing job performance a diagnosis may help by reducing stress at work or study.

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