Dyslexia tests in Brighouse within easy reach of Huddersfield, Halifax, Leeds and Bradford

A dyslexia assessment can help children (and adults) understand why they may be struggling more than their peers. It helps to boost confidence and self-esteem. Early identification can help children and adults to get the support they need.

Dyslexia assessments usually take between 2-3 hours. The type of assessments used depend on the needs and age of the person being assessed. A dyslexia assessment typically examines some of the following:-

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonological Memory
  • Speed of Processing
  • General Ability
  • Working Memory
  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Handwriting

A full detailed assessment report is produced within two or three weeks of the assessment. This includes an outline of learning strengths and recommendations and strategies for how to improve and work on areas of weakness.

The word dyslexia comes from two Greek words, dys meaning ‘inadequate or difficulty with’ and lexix meaning ‘language or words’. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty. There is not one single pattern of difficulty and it impacts on people in different ways. It often affects the ability to read fluently and spell accurately. However, dyslexia is not only about literacy. It can also be accompanied by difficulty with maths, hand writing, speed of processing (dealing with visual and oral information), visual perception, working memory, organisation, time perception, sequencing skills and motor skills. Dyslexia occurs despite normal teaching and is independent of socio-economic background or intelligence.