Following the successful dyslexia screening services we have delivered we have now partnered up with Honest Psychology Ltd to deliver dyslexia screening and testing services to a wider clientele.
We work with Sarah Cleaver, who is chartered as a psychologist an you can find out more about Sarah here and bookings are made direct – so there is no middleman!
Our first level of testing uses a computerised screening test (actually, five short tests) to look at abilities that dyslexics are often good at – and some that they often struggle with. The session takes about three hours and begins with an in-depth conversation, aimed at understanding the difficulties being experienced, as well as strengths.
At the end of the session, the candidate and psychologist will discuss the results. If the candidate is dyslexic, a “prescription” of reasonable adjustments will be discussed. If the candidate is not dyslexic, there may still be some things that could help.
A one-page report, containing both test results and suggested adjustments, will be sent to the candidate, and to the commissioning employer, after the test.
(Candidates don’t need computer skills, other than moving a mouse.)
To enquire about Dyslexia Screening please click here to open email contact.
For most employees, the dyslexia screening test (above) will meet the need.
In more complex cases, a more in-depth test may be needed. This also takes about three hours, but the background information is gathered using a questionnaire that is sent out earlier. The candidate completes a range of intelligence tests. For example, there are three different measures of working memory (whereas in the screening test, there’s just one.) Like the screening test, candidates are asked to explain how they do things, rather than just looking at the results they produce.
Because the test is more complex, the psychologist will take the results away for analysis. A written report will be sent to the employer and the candidate. The report will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments.
To enquire about Dyslexia Testing please click here to open email contact.
Meares Irlen/Scotopic Sensitivity
Also known as Scotopic Sensitivity, this is a condition many dyslexics have. A strong contrast between white paper (or screen) and black text is difficult for some peoples’ eyes to read. It causes a sensation of movement on the page, e.g. “I could see the spaces running down the page like rivers.”
If this type of experience is reported, a short screening is given to candidates during both tests above (the screening test and the full test). Recommendations are included in the main report; sometimes, a coloured overlay can make all the difference. The colour that works varies from person to person.
To enquire about Meares Irlen/Scotopic Sensitivity please click here to open email contact.
You can access the Honest Psychology website here – Honest Psychology