We produce both full and summary diagnostic reports. However, the type of report required depends on its purpose. Either type of assessment is acceptable for access arrangements/ educational purposes. However, a full diagnostic assessment is recommended for individuals undertaking Further and Higher Education courses as it provides more detailed evidence for DSA application purposes. A full diagnostic assessment is required for the Access to Work grant.
Full diagnostic assessment fee: £375 (price per assessment is reduced to £320 if 3+ assessments are required).
Examination access arrangements fee: £60 (price per assessment is reduced to £55 if 10+ assessments are required).
We carry out assessments for educational purposes in order to advise parents, teachers and support staff on the best ways to assist individual learners.
In addition to educational assessments we also carry out assessments to determine an individual’s eligibility for:
An assessment carried out for this purpose will check an individual’s eligibility to access the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). These grants are only available for students enrolled on Higher Education courses and are designed to help to pay for extra equipment and support that individuals may need as a direct result of their disability, ongoing health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
Note: Dyslexia is classed as a specific learning difficulty. The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can help with the cost of having access to a specialist support worker, assistive technology and other items such as extra books and photocopying.
The results of a diagnostic assessment carried out for access arrangement purposes will ensure the candidate has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in examinations without being disadvantaged by their dyslexia or other literacy difficulty. Such concessions include 25% extra time, the use of a word processor and access to a scribe or reader.
An assessment carried out for this purpose determines an individual’s eligibility to access an Access to Work grant. This is a Jobcentre Plus work grant scheme which assists disabled people who are in paid employment by providing the individual and employer with funds to cover extra costs which may arise due to the individual’s needs. The Access to Work grant could be used to fund access to a specialist support worker or assistive technology to aid your progress in the workplace.
CLB Dyslexia Support