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Assessments for Adults and HE Students

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.

Yorkshire Dyslexia Assessments
About the Assessment


  • We assess at our dedicated assessment centre in Leeds. 

  • The assessment lasts 2-3 hours.

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

  • 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.​

Early recognition and appropriate intervention are keys to success!
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