What does it involve? A diagnostic assessment involves psychometric testing as well as completion of a detailed questionnaire and check-list.
How long does it take? The assessment process normally takes about 2.5 hours and a written report of the findings is normally ready within 10 working days.
Where does the assessment take place? We do the assessment at our offices in North London and on-site for organisational who prefer us to come to them.
What does it mean to be diagnosed as dyslexic? Dyslexia is recognised as a disability under the Equalities Act 2010, which means that a person who is assessed by a Chartered Psychologist and diagnosed as dyslexic has (in theory) some protection under this legislation. For example, after being diagnosed as dyslexic a person can ask their employer for support in the form of reasonable adjustments.
What constitutes reasonable adjustments will vary from situation to situation and will normally need to be determined by further assessment (see below).
What does it involve? In a Workplace Needs Assessment a Chartered Psychologist will interview the dyslexic person (and when appropriate their Line Manager) in order to identify precisely how the dyslexia is undermining work performance and how the negative impacts of the condition can be addressed, e.g. by coaching or by changes to procedures.
when appropriate the assessment will also involve examination of work samples and the physical work environment.
How long does it take? The process is normally completed in about 3 hours and a report, containing recommendations for Reasonable Adjustments, is usually ready 10 working days after the assessment has been completed