Diagnostic Assessments



Our full diagnostic assessments are carried out by Qualified Psychologists who are registered

with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The assessment focuses on dyslexia and

other possible co-occurring difficulties.

































Diagnostic Assessment Process


  • We will email a questionnaire for completion prior to the assessment.

  • At the assessment, we discuss the questionnaire and the difficulties being reported. From this, we use our range of assessment tools to put together the best diagnostic package for you/your child. This involves cognitive testing and assessments of literacy, numeracy, phonological processing and visual-motor integration, dependent on the nature of the difficulties reported.

  • We will give verbal feedback on the day of the assessment (usually giving a verbal diagnosis, but not in every case). A written (PDF) report (including recommendations) is then sent out within 2 weeks of the assessment date.

Duration: Approximately 2.5-3 hours.

What Happens Next?


  • We can carry out a Post Assessment Consultation* to discuss the report, findings and recommendations.

  • You can choose to have an individualised learning/coaching plan* created by a EMDN specialist teacher – this is based on the findings from the report and specific to the difficulties identified. This can be used for personal development, education purposes (with a SENCO or specialist teacher) or within the workplace.

  • If your difficulties are employment-related, we can also offer a Workplace Needs Assessment* to help you and your employer identify strengths and support any weaknesses. We can also offer coaching within the workplace*, dyslexia coping strategies for the workplace* and dyslexia awareness training*.

* Please note there is an additional cost involved for these services.

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​Tel: 07921 659337

Tel: 07724 155630

Our address is 12 The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BA, where assessments and tuition are carried out. We also have an

assessment room at the Bay Therapy Centre in West Bridgford, Nottingham www.baytherapycentre.com.

Alternatively, we are happy to travel to other venues.

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