Dyslexia Identification

Throughout our organisation’s history we have proactively supported people with Dyslexia. As a registered charity, we encourage and promote a positive attitude towards Dyslexia and offer an encouraging environment in which to enable support and to talk about it.

It is our experience that with Dyslexia one size does not fit all; one definition of Dyslexia does not fit everyone's experience. We understand that Dyslexia is unique to the person - like an individual fingerprint. Our aim is to provide appropriate support to Dyslexic people and it is through our advocacy work that we promote a positive attitude towards Dyslexia in both employment and education.

On our site, you will find videos of people’s different examples of Dyslexia which we hope will offer an insight into someone else's experience. In turn, hopefully, these experiences will help you to understand what Dyslexia is and what it means for you and, most importantly, how we can help you and your situation.

Although there is no one definition of Dyslexia, it is our experience that there are a number of common characteristics that identify the disability. To learn about the different traits of Dyslexia, see our informative videos in the videos section.

How to identify Dyslexia?

If you think that you or someone you know may have Dyslexia, the first step in identifying this is to take part in an identification screening. A Dyslexia Screening is usually conducted as a computer-based test which presents the ‘user’ with a series of auditory and visual questions geared towards testing cognitive behaviour. The screening acts as a means of identifying characteristics associated with Dyslexia. The software can assess the user's responses, giving an indication if the results are in line with traits associated with Dyslexia.

What is a Dyslexia Screening?

Through our understanding of Dyslexia, we have created a bespoke screening tool, Dyslexia Check.

Our Dyslexia Screening is designed to take 30 minutes. It is a psychometric computer test aimed at recognising characteristics associated with Dyslexia. This screening software is designed to identify the traits associated with Dyslexia. We would advise that a screening is the first step in the recognition of Dyslexia.
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Identifying Dyslexia, the next step

An assessment is the official method by which Dyslexia is identified. An assessment should be carried out by a qualified, practicing professional. Please be aware that the type of Dyslexia Assessment you will need will vary depending on your circumstances, ie if you are in education or employment. An assessment will examine cognitive behaviour with appropriate tests, with the aim of identifying characteristics associated with Dyslexia. The assessment should, above all, offer recommendations that enable you to work with your dyslexia.

Our staff can carry out assessments of Dyslexia in the workplace, and we can advise on assessments in education. For more information, please contact us.

Why have assessments for Dyslexia?

A Dyslexia Assessment is an excellent way of helping you understand your own Dyslexia. Understanding its traits can help improve learning and to recognise individual learning preferences.

What next? If you are Dyslexic and in employment or education, please see our employment and education sections for advice and guidance.

Awareness and Identification of Dyslexia

As part of our active advocacy of Dyslexia. we offer a Training and Awareness BTEC Level 3. This is geared at professionals working with people with SPLDs. The course offers an insight into experiences of Dyslexia, a history of Dyslexia, identification techniques teaching and working practice.

For more information on our training courses, please contact us.