Dyslexic and going to Uni in September?

Dyslexic & going to Uni in September?  You may be eligible for between £1,724 and £20,520 if you claim Disabled Students’ AllowanceBook your assessment NOW!  Claims for DSA are currently taking 14 weeks to process, so don’t delay. Only a Dyslexia Specialist who holds a Practising Certificate is able to carry out assessments for DSA. Our Dyslexia Specialist holds both the PATOSS Assessing Practising and Teaching Certificates and uses tests specified for claiming DSA.

Contact us on 07787 127771 or fill out our contact form for more information and to book your appointment.

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Dyslexia Assessments

Tel: 01488 72291 Mobile: 07787 127771 or e-mail: info@assessingdyslexia.co.uk

We offer a full diagnostic assessment for dyslexia and associated learning difficulties for all age ranges, (although it is not advisable to assess children less than seven years of age).

Our highly trained Dyslexia Specialist will carry out a 1:1 assessment and will do everything to ensure the whole process is as relaxed and stress free as possible.

What’s involved?

What to expect from an assessment.

Assessments usually last in the region of three or four hours, but can be broken down into smaller sections, depending on the needs of the client.

When the assessment report has been produced, it is then discussed in depth with the client, parents or manager. It is written in easy to understand everyday language, but great care is taken to ensure that the report’s contents are fully understood by all those concerned.

A typical assessment will assess areas, such as:

  • Previous educational, lifestyle and/or job related history
  • Cognitive abilities – verbal skills and memory
  • Phonological and literacy skills – writing and reading comprehension
  • Identification of strengths, emotional issues and strategies used

We can also assist with:

  • Providing practical help and advice

Tailored programmes that are designed to overcome problems that have been identified during the assessment process

Assessments for Higher Education

For students wishing to go on or already in Higher Education.

For students wishing to go on or already in Higher Education, then our assessments are accepted for those wishing to claim Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA).

Our Dyslexia Specialist holds a current Practising Certificate, which is required to undertake assessments for DSA.

More information regarding DSA can be obtained from the Directgov website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/EducationAndTraining/HigherEducation and click on the link Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).

DSA grants are provided to help meet extra course costs that students may require due to a ‘disability’. They do not have to be paid back and are paid on top of any standard student finance package.

How much a student will receive is dependent upon the type of help they need and not on household income.

Grants can also be used for:

  • Computer software or specialist equipment needed for studying
  • Non-medical helpers, such as note-taker, reader or specialist study skills tuition

Our Dyslexia Specialist

Jacqui Flisher is a qualified teacher of adults, as well as a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher.

Jacqui Flisher Our Dyslexia Specialist

Jacqui Flisher is a qualified teacher of adults, as well as a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher. She has a vast amount of experience of work-based learning, as well as working with clients of all ages, from 6 ½ to 72.

She currently has the contract with Thames Valley Police as Specialist Student Support Tutor – providing help to dyslexic student/probationary police officers and PCSOs.

She is a full member of Patoss (Professional Association of Teachers or Students with Specific Learning Difficulties), which is the professional body for those concerned with the teaching and support of students with SpLD: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD and Asperger’s syndrome. She is also a member of the BDA (British Dyslexia Association), IfL (The Institute for Learning) and is currnelty Chair of the DDFA (Davis Dyslexia Facilitators' Assoication).

Qualifications & Certificate held, include:

  • OCR Level 7 Certificate and Diploma for Assessing Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
  • Patoss SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate
  • Patoss Teaching Practising Certificate
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS)

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more, Why not drop us an email.


1 Kingwood Cottage,
Ermin Street,
Lambourn Woodlands,
RG17 7TS

Tel: 01488 72291
Mobile: 07787 127771

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