Cognitive Assessments for Students in School (aged 16+), Further Education and Higher Education
The British Dyslexia Association recommends that full diagnostic assessments should be conducted by a suitably qualified person such as a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Before the assessment, you will usually be asked to provide background information about yourself in the form of a questionnaire. This will help the assessor to understand where your difficulties lie and what sort of help you are seeking.
A typical assessment will take about three hours and during this time the psychologist will conduct tests to evaluate cognitive processing and literacy/numeracy attainments.
Immediately after the assessment, you will be given verbal feedback about the results. A report will then be written and usually made available to you within one week. The report will be written to exacting standards and conform to Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) rules for students preparing to take A-levels or the SpLD Working Group guidelines for students in Higher Education. Where applicable, the report can also be used to gain financial help through Disabled Students’ Allowance.
For more information about cognitive assessments: Call 01992 589 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), look at: gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview