A specialist teacher’s assessment report is usually suitable for a child who has not previously been assessed by an Educational Psychologist, and is experiencing difficulties in literacy and/or maths.
A full diagnostic assessment will be conducted and a thorough report will be written to include a diagnosis of dyslexia if, and when applicable.
If a clear cut case of dyslexia is not detected, the report will highlight the child’s educational profile including strengths, weaknesses and recommendations.
The assessment is carried out over 2.5 hours, which includes a number of breaks for the child. A short and informal discussion with the assessor will be available after the assessment. However, the written report will provide accurate results and a holistic view of the child’s learning profile.
The assessment report will include:
Summary of findings: attainments, cognitive processing skills and main recommendations
Background information from school and home
Table of test scores
Detailed analysis of findings, including:
Prose reading (reading accuracy, reading fluency/rate, reading comprehension, listening – comprehension and comprehension processing speed)
Single word reading
Maths computation and word problems
Cognitive processing skills:
Phonological processing speed
Short term sequential auditory memory
Other (spoken language, motor skills)
A summary of the reported findings including a diagnosis of dyslexia if, and when appropriate
Recommendations for future support:
Access arrangements in exams
Appendix (list of tests/references with descriptions of administration)