The Private Therapy Clinic Dyslexia Assessment

Our dyslexia assessments, which can also be conducted face to face or by video call (Skype/FaceTime), and is the most affrodable dyslexia screening and assesment services in London, are carried out by one of our highly specialized Psychologist Tamara Licht-Musso. Tamara regularly carries out assessments for dyslexia and she has a wealth of training and experience in the area of assessing and treating dyslexia. After each assessment, Tamara can either write a full comprehensive report or provide verbal feedback. This report can be supplied to school or university in application for special treatment with respect to exams and assignments. Tamara will discuss the results and treatment options with the person involved. In addition to this we provide you with a free advice and tips on how to manage the condition and develop outstanding coping strategies.

There are two different options for a dyslexia assessment.

 

Option 1: Screening and report (2.5 hours including letter back):

Best for: For personal use.

Time required: 90 minutes approx.

Fee: £375.

The screening assessment tool is the first step in identifying specific learning difficulties; however, an interview with the client in order to explore personal development/history gives a more robust base form where to make interpretations resulting from the assessment tool.

What will happen during the dyslexia screening session?

You will first be interviewed by Tamara and she will go over your concerns, questions and personal/developmental history. For the second part of the session, you will use a computerized program that will screen for dyslexia risk. This computerized assessment usually lasts for 30 minutes. Note that the results are not obtained on the same day.

Tamara will produce a letter merging the results from the screening assessment and personal history; clear graphs are included in the letter (this will allow you to see and better understand your results). The letter also gives recommendations as to what would be the best steps to take moving forwards depending on the results. Alternatively, you may request for a verbal feedback session instead of a letter; please note that no written document is given during these sessions. Regardless of whether you choose to have a letter back or a verbal feedback session, the fee is quoted the same. If you requested a letter and wish to then discuss your results with Tamara, she will be happy to offer a 15 minute free phone conversation and if you wish to amend any details of your letter (within what the practitioner considers helpful) Tamara will be able to do one amendment provided she agrees that this amendment is relevant. Any further amendments will charged.

 

Option 2: Extensive assessment and report (5 hours including report).

Best for: Report is suitable for education purposes such as receiving special consideration for Universities and schools for exams and assignments.

Time required: 1.5 hours on one day and a further 2 hours on a second day.

Fee: £750.

This assessment compromises of two separate sessions divided as follows:

– 1.5 hours on one day: The first session will compromise of a screening session that will last for approximately 90 minutes.

What will happen during the extensive dyslexia assessment session?

You will first be interviewed by Tamara and she will go over your concerns, questions and personal/developmental history. For the second part of the session, you will use a computerised program that will screen for dyslexia risk. This computerised assessment usually lasts for 30 minutes. Note that the results are not obtained on the same day. If the results point to high or mild risk for a potential dyslexia diagnosis, Tamara will communicate this to you and make an appointment to see you for further assessments. The fee for this initial phase is £375. If you do not show a positive dyslexia result on the initial screening on the first visit you will not be required to attend on the second day and we will refund you £375 of the fees paid.  Tamara will, regardless of the result, produce a letter merging the results from the screening assessment and personal history; clear graphs are included in the letter (this will allow you to see and better understand your results). The letter also gives recommendations as to what would be the best steps to take moving forwards depending on the results. Alternatively, you may request for a verbal feedback session instead of a letter; please note that no written document is given during these sessions. Regardless of whether you choose to have a letter back or a verbal feedback session, the fee is quoted the same. If you requested a letter and wish to then discuss your results with Tamara, she will be happy to offer a 15 minute free phone conversation and if you wish to amend any details of your letter (within what the practitioner considers helpful) Tamara will be able to do so as a one off. Any further amendments will be charged.

On the second day of the extensive dyslexia assessment (2 hours required)

If you are required to attend the second session, this one will involve the use of one more testing tool and self-report scales. At this session, we will also look into other potential triggers that may be interfering with your learning process or academic/professional work (e.g. anxiety, low-mood).  Tamara then will produce a report in order to better determine the viability of a dyslexia diagnosis.

 

Dyslexia Treatment

Our Clinical Director and TV Psychologist Dr Becky Spelman was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of eight but luckily she managed to learn strategies to almost completely overcome any challenges brought about by the condition. By the time Dr Spelman was 25 years old she had completed her Doctorate in Psychology. This goes to show a dyslexia diagnosis does not need to hold you back academically.

Regardless of your age (or the age of the person being tested), a clear understanding of what is wrong, and how to manage it, can be the start of a much easier future. Not only can we diagnose you but we can help you overcome it.

 

Booking and further information

Here is the link on our website that also provides further information on Dyslexia. You can also find more information about Tamara our Psychologist who specialises in dyslexia  here.

If you would like to talk to someone about being assessed for dyslexia in London, please get in touch with us at the Private Therapy Clinic by telephone at: 03331 221 298 or book online .

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