Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) which is thought to affect up to 10% of the population.  Sometimes cases are detected in childhood but in many instances people do not realise they may be dyslexic until they have left school.  Having used strategies to cope with any difficulties experienced throughout their school life, an individual may find that new issues arise when he or she starts higher education or begins a new career.  


A diagnosis of dyslexia can be used when applying for Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA) to secure support at university.  It can also provide evidence for employers that an individual may need support in the workplace.


Assessments are the first step to helping people with dyslexia reach their full potential.


Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA) is a government grant available to students in higher education living in the U.K.  A full diagnostic assessment report will be needed to accompany a DSA application form.  DSA is not means tested, it depends on an individual's needs.  Our reports are written in accordance with the DFE guidelines by specialist assessors who hold practising certificates.

Assessments for Adults and HE Students

About the Assessment


  • We can assess you in your own home, your place of work or our offices in Halifax or Wakefield.

  • The assessment lasts 2-3 hours.

  • We offer daytime, evening or weekend appointments to suit your needs (please note the latest evening appointment needs to begin by 5pm)

  • A comprehensive assessment involves assessment of your verbal and visual IQ, phonological awareness, handwriting and memory. 

  • The assessment lasts 3-4 hours.

  • The results are then carefully analysed and a comprehensive report is written and sent to you.

  • The report can be used as evidence to support your DSA application and will provide guidance and recommendations for support/access arrangements.

  • The report will be recognised by examination boards, universities and employers and follows the BDA criteria.

  • Our waiting time is minimal, our service is professional, friendly and efficient.

Early recognition and appropriate intervention are keys to success!