Dyslexia and Dyspraxia tests for adults, secondary school students and children. These can be done in my Berkshire office or at your home/college/place of work in the South of England.


                                 DYSLEXIC SIGNS: 

- children/students/adults who struggle with reading or slow speed of reading

- difficulty remembering what is seen or heard

- poor handwriting or slow speed of handwriting

- difficulty with spelling skills

- organisation skills

- problems remembering the alphabet/multiplication tables


                     DYSLEXIA TESTING INCLUDES:

  • underlying ability (or IQ) puzzles.
  • cognitive processing (as a computer has processes) - to assess memory skills, phonological awareness (the sounds  we hear which make up words) and speed of information processing. 
  • visual and fine motor skills are tested with drawing and puzzles.
  • if the print moves or blurs when reading, you may need a specialist optometrist appointment - advice can be given.
  • The tests and puzzles take around (1.5 to 2 hours for a child) and 3 hours for an adult but they can be done in one sitting as they are mostly puzzles.


£580  - DYSLEXIA assessment  with  typed report - for schools, colleges and universities and the workplace.


DYSPRAXIC signs can be difficulties with:


- reading a clock

- left/right and spatial awareness

- sensitivity to light, noise and sound

handwriting difficulties - legibility and speed of writing.

speaking too quickly

- being "clumsy"

- concentration/memory skills

- organisation problems (forgetting things for school/work, late  handing in work and being late for appointments).


FEE - DYSPRAXIA assessment and typed report £580.00


A DYSPRAXIA ASSESSMENT will include many of the things in the dyslexia assessment plus fine motor skills and other puzzles.   This will also include a more detailed history of other skills background since early childhood.  A couple of questionnaires will need completion - the assessor can help with those.   


An assessment for dyspraxia cannot be done until a student reaches the age of 16 years of age - those are the rules but an educational assessment can be done for a child to ascertain a profile of strengths and weaknesses so a plan of action can be suggested to improve any weak areas including handwriting legibility and general writing skills.  




Form 8 testing for GCSEs  A levels and other examintions can be done at your college/adult education centre:  £100 per student/adult -


Dont worry as:

  •  there are a lot of things you can do to help weaknesses 






The British Dyslexia Association has adopted the Rose definition (2009) of dyslexia....

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and there are no clear cut-off points. Co-occurring difficulties may be seen in aspects of language, motor co-ordination, mental calculation, concentration and personal organisation, but these are not, by themselves, markers of dyslexia. A good indication of the severity and persistence of dyslexic difficulties can be gained by examining how the individual responds or has responded to well-founded intervention.


The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) acknowledges the visual and auditory processing difficulties that some individuals with dyslexia can experience, and points out that dyslexic readers can show a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process.  Some also have strengths in other areas such as design, problem solving, creative skills, interactive skills and oral skills. BDA 2010.