SASC guidelines recommend that all assessors are appropriately qualified and regularly undertake professional development. Phil is a fully qualified specialist teacher and assessor holding AMBDA status and a current Assessment Practising Certificate in SpLD issued by PATOSS; she is a full member of both PATOSS and the British Dyslexia Association. She holds Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance and subscribes to the online DBS service. All assessments are carried out using SASC recommended tests and all reports issued conform to the required format.
Parents can make a referral for the children by contacting D-dats directly.
Services For Parents
- One to one tuition for Literacy and/or Maths
- Consultation sessions
- Short assessment with teaching recommendations
- Full diagnostic assessments for dyslexia
- Individual targets
- Programme of work
Price list – August 2017
One to One tuition £25 – £45 per lesson, depending on length
(NB – length of lesson will be decided in consultation with parents and is dependent on child’s age and needs)
Literacy difficulties assessment and report £250 including:
- Assessment of reading and writing skills
- Analysis of areas of difficulty with Literacy (and/or maths)
- Report with teaching recommendations
- Resources package
NB This assessment does not diagnose dyslexia but is often a more suitable option than the full assessment. This is the only type of assessment carried out with children under the age of 8.
Full Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment £500 including:
- Initial parent consultation and school questionnaire
- Testing session (approx 5 hours)
- Written report for parents and child’s school, including recommendations and suggested resources
- Resources package
- Feedback session for parents and school
All packages are tailored towards the best interests and needs of the child. Full diagnostic assessments are only carried out if it is deemed necessary, and are not done as a matter of course before a teaching programme.
At D-dats we believe that where possible it is of far more value to do a short initial assessment to inform targets for a teaching programme and work with a child for an initial period before considering whether a full diagnostic assessment is necessary. There is never any obligation to have a full diagnostic assessment if you decide to come for tuition.
D-dats will always seek to involve the school in the assessment process, as the views of all people working with a child are considered to be of utmost importance in informing the assessment.