Screening and Assessment explained

If you are unsure where to start - PDC offer free online screening, this service is advised as being the best place to start, and from there we would suggest a consultation - you can book your consultation online today - please allow 2 days between day of completing the form and day of the consultation - when booking. 

PDC provide a full range of dyslexia assessments and SpLD assessments, if you require something bespoke, we will be able to help.

Free Dyslexia Screening

Our free screening service will help you decide if you should book an assessment. The results are completely confidential and you will be contacted to discuss the results and the best options for you. The screening is not a full dyslexia assessment and is not a formal diagnosis of dyslexia, however, it provides a good indicator of problems and helps us to ensure you get the best service and advice. PDC offer a range of testing services - not just dyslexia testing.

Adult Dyslexia Screening This is the first step in our assessment process. Click the button to be directed to the Dyslexia Screening. If you are a new client, and have not spoken to us before, feel free to complete the free screening and we will contact you to discuss the results.

Adult Dyslexia Screening

Click the button for children and adolescents up to the age of 16. It is best completed with family members and the person being assessed. If you are a new client, and have not spoken to us before, feel free to complete the free screening and we will contact you to discuss the results.

Childrens and Young Persons Dyslexia Screening

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Free Online Screening

All our assessment forms are available to complete Free of charge online.
They are designed to highlight any difficulties and provide information about you and your life.

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Contact & Initial Discussion

Discover more about the process of assessment, the costs and potential outcomes it provides. Receive a tailored plan of action and advice in relation to your online answers and circumstances.

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Physical Checks

The importance of ensuing your physical health is good is essential and will cover eyesight, hearing, speech and other possible medical issues. 

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Assessment

The assessment takes around 4 hours to complete and is comprised of tests that look at different areas of learning and development.

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Reporting Stage

Once the assessment is finished there will be a brief summary and, if possible, you will be given a diagnosis on the day.

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Post-assessment Feedback

 During your follow up conversation you will have the chance to ask any questions and discuss the recommendations, funding and support that you could apply for. 

School Pupil

This online form allows access to a dyslexia testing form for use in schools and private or home schooling environments.

It is the first step in obtaining further information in deciding whether a full dyslexia assessment is required.

PDC work with Education establishments and public sector and can assist in all areas of diagnosis, support and teacher training.

Workplace Needs

This questionnaire, allows background information to be gathered and allows a tailored assessment to take place in regards to the workplace needs required.

This form is the first step in proactively taking control of your situation and dyslexia testing. Designed to find out if additional support and equipment may assist you in finding work and completing your duties on a daily basis.

Complete the form below

Needs Assessments

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the first step, designed to gather some background information, from the company about the individual, their working responsibilities and challenges.

Once complete, a workplace needs assessor will carry out the assessment at the workplace. 

Visit Needs Assessment page.

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Your Questions Answered

If you need help or advice with any of the questions below - please contact us. 

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What is a SpLD  Diagnostic assessment? 

The purpose of an assessment is to help your you gain an understanding of your individual strengths and weaknesses. This will help you to understand the benefits of thinking differently. Recommendations will be made to help you move forwards.

Do I really need an assessment?  

This might be to discover if you are dyslexic or may be required as an update if you were previously assessed when you were much younger. The assessment will help you to discover your strengths and weaknesses which will be very useful to you moving forwards.

How do I understand my dyslexia assessment report? 

Your report will provide useful information about your strengths and weaknesses, together with recommendations to help in education and work. It is normally an in-depth document containing the results of your assessment, presented using standardised scores, together with a description of your test performance. It is normal for an adult to need help to understand the report; this is because some of the language is quite technical which, regrettably, cannot be changed.

If your assessment was carried out by another centre and you would like help to understand your report, please contact us to arrange a consultation.  

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What do I do with my assessment report? 

What you do with your report is up to you. However, it is in your interests to make sure your work, university, college or school is aware. They should be able to help you access the support you need which might include assistive technology or skills development. It is your decision as to whom you share the contents of your report with but, if you are in the workplace, it may be beneficial for you to provide your line manager and any relevant colleagues with a copy of the recommended reasonable adjustments. The report is yours and this means that you will need to give your permission before colleagues have access to the contents.

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