An assessment for dyspraxia will provide not only a diagnosis, but also strategies and tips for work, study and everyday life.
Dyspraxia (or Developmental Coordination Disorder/DCD) is a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) which impacts on fine and gross motor coordination in adults and children. People with dyspraxia may experience difficulties with writing quickly and neatly, poor spatial awareness or balance, poor short-term memory and a slow speed of processing.
In all assessments for dyslexia in those over 16, dyspraxia is also considered as a possible issue. In dyspraxia assessments, dyslexia is also considered as these conditions do co-occur.
In adults and young people, a dyspraxia assessment can be carried out by a qualified SpLD assessor (that's me).
If you feel your child (under 16) has signs of dyspraxia, please contact your GP for a medical assessment.
Before the assessment, you will be given a set of questionnaires to fill in. If you would prefer, the questionnaires can be filled in over the phone.
Once I receive your questionnaires, there may be extra information that I need. As such, I will set up a Zoom meeting with you to talk through more of your background information – this information, along with the tests from the assessment, will help me to come to a diagnostic decision.
On the day of the assessment, a number of tests will be carried out. There will always be a chance for breaks if needed. The tests cover:
In all, an assessment should take between 2-3 hours. I should be able to give you an idea of how long the assessment will last when we have our Zoom meeting.
A few days after the assessment day, I will arrange a telephone/video call to discuss my findings. Then, around two weeks after, you will receive your full diagnostic report.
“I would highly recommend Jenny at New Forest Dyslexia. She made my daughter feel really at ease during the assessment, was very responsive and provided a report very soon after the assessment. The report that we have received is not only thorough but has given some excellent recommendations to support our daughter's learning.
“We are so pleased we have invested in the assessment and would have no hesitation in recommending Jenny to family and friends.
— N, Southampton
Generally, assessments will happen at my premises in Barton on Sea, Hampshire. I am available to travel, but please note that travel expenses will be charged.
Dyspraxia Assessments (age 16+) - £415
Joint Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Assessments (age 16+) - £465