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Assessment and Tuition

It is important to get the right support as a dyslexic student or adult, whatever your age. If you think you or your child might be dyslexic we recommend a full diagnostic assessment so that strengths and difficulties can be identified. Then we recommend good tuition, with a qualified tutor.

A number of our members are trained tutors and assessors. Some have a web page on our site. Please follow the links below to a tutor or assessor in your area. If you fall outside our catchment area and cannot get local support please contact us and we will put you in touch with your Local Dyslexia Association.

Whilst we require our assessors to provide us with copies of their SpLD assessor's Level 7qualifications it is the responsibility of parents to check that their chosen assessor has the required DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) formally CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) certificate

Post 16 assessors, assessing for disabled students allowance must also have a current Practising Certificate. Please ask to see a copy of this qualification when booking an assessment.

Whilst we require our tutors to provide us with copies of their SpLD teaching certificate it is the responsibility of parents to check that their chosen tutor has the required DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) formally CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) certificate

Charity Funding

Dyslexia House Association Funding for Assessments.

At our AGM in July 2015 Dyslexia House Association voted to set aside a limited amount of money to help parents who are unable to afford to get their child assessed. Dyslexia House Association will contribute £150 toward an assessment when a parent/family is in receipt of Universal Credit or the equivalent. You must live in Medway or Mid-Kent to qualify and your child must be in full time education.

Please email us at stating your circumstances if you wish to be considered for this award.

Bedgebury Foundation

Bedgebury Foundation is a funding charity that awards grants primarily to individuals. Their Additional Needs programme is a programme where grants are offered to those with special needs or those who excel in a particular area. For example, the Foundation has paid for lap tops, specialised software, one to one tuition or group tuition for children with Dyslexia and has funded the training of three teachers to take Dyslexia Association courses. Children who are struggling with literacy may excel in other areas and they have funded tuition and equipment in areas such as music,drama and sport.

Application details can be found on their website

Awards are available in Kent.

Watts Charity

Watts Charity is a local charity set up exclusively for people living in Rochester. If you live in Rochester and you are unable to fund a dyslexia assessment or tuition for yourself or your child you can apply to the charity to fund or part fund the cost.  The grants are means tested.

To apply for a grant please contact Watts Charity see details below.

Admin Offices, Watts Almshouses Maidstone Road Rochester Kent ME1 1SE

01634 842194

Schools Screening Programs

Schools can purchase computer screening software programs from Lucid. These include Baseline, Cops, Lass and Lads series to screen for dyslexia. 

The Viss programs from Lucid screen students for visual stress (Mearles-Irlen) that causes reading problems and headaches. Exact is a new product also from Lucid, for assessing for access arrangements.

Please remember that screening programs are not as detailed as full diagnostic assessments and are there to help teachers decide whether a student requires a full diagnostic assessment.


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