Our son, Mitch, started to struggle in the build up to his GCSE’s. His acclaimed independent school assessed him as intelligent but suggested he was not “applying himself” adequately to his studies. To us, the school’s conclusion was clearly wrong. Moreover, the school’s attitude was alienating Mitch from his studies and damaging his confidence.
One of Mitch’s more perceptive teachers suggested that he may be encountering learning challenges. We identified Maz as a leader in this field and arranged an appointment. Maz was excellent – he immediately put Mitch at ease and, following an extensive assessment, he was able to diagnose dyslexia and dyspraxia. He provided us with an extensive, detailed and clear report which we were able to use to secure Access Arrangements for Mitch.
The assessment Maz provided gave us and, more importantly, Mitch, the information and guidance we needed to make his study choices effectively and with confidence. This summer, Mitch graduated with a first class honours degree and a Chancellor’s commendation from his university.
Our younger daughter has subsequently suffered similar problems. With Maz’s excellent ongoing support, she is overcoming her challenges, and pursuing her degree at a leading US university.
After enjoying a successful career in IT, I decided that it was time for a change so I re-trained as a Financial Advisor. This required me to take professional examinations which I found a struggle.
I received tutoring from a fellow professional who couldn’t understand why I was unable to pass a certain exam, despite demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the subject. He asked if I had ever been tested for dyslexia and this prompted me to contact a number of professionals.
After making initial enquiries I chose Dr Maz Mohamedali from About Dyslexia as he was clearly the most competent and showed the most understanding of my situation. His assessment highlighted my strengths and weaknesses and he helped me to understand how to leverage my full potential. I had already developed some compensatory strategies, for working around my areas of weakness, but I wasn’t fully aware that I was doing this. The assessment helped me to make sense of what I was doing and to understand why some things seemed harder than they should. Maz advised me on methods and ways to adapt my learning style which I immediately applied to my studies and the results have been amazing; I passed my exam on the next attempt! I now feel that my potential has been unlocked.
Thank you Maz.
My 15 year old daughter was recently seen by a consultant paediatrician who suspected that she might have specific learning difficulties. The consultant suggested that I should get a formal assessment.
I did some research and discovered that such assessments were provided by About Dyslexia. I took my daughter to see Dr Maz Mohamedali, a psychologist based in Hertford. Maz did an assessment which was extremely thorough but he was also very considerate about my daughter’s feelings as he understood that the diagnosis was a bit of a shock for her. We both felt very comfortable with Maz; he has a very gentle way about him which makes you feel at ease.
Following the assessment, Maz wrote a comprehensive report which we sent to our daughter’s school. Unfortunately, the school were initially reluctant to recognise my daughter’s difficulties and unwilling to help. Maz went above and beyond by contacting the school and talking to the relevant staff to make them understand my daughter’s needs. He arranged to visit the school and to offer them support and advice on how to manage applications for exam arrangements. His intervention secured the Access Arrangements my daughter will need to perform at her best in her GCSEs.
He is very helpful and puts himself out to help and provide advice for his clients. If you need to get an assessment, we would highly recommend Maz and About Dyslexia.