Dyslexia Screening and Learning Profiles


Screening - identifying your unique learning profile...

Our Learning Profile Screening service will identify your areas of strengths and weaknesses in cases where a
diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is not required. It can also be used as a screening tool for risk factors for dyslexia and / or other Specific Learning Difficulties.

The report is briefer than a full Diagnostic Assessment report, whilst still containing the essential, technical information and individual, practical recommendations of what to do next for teachers and parents / carers.

(Schools and colleges: Please see
Schools’ Learning Profile service.)

Offering you the best possible value for money, we describe the following in your profile:

  • Underlying Ability (learning potential)
  • Attainments in English (or Maths)
  • Cognitive processing skills (memory, processing speed and awareness of speech sounds in language)
  • Any other features consistent with co-occurring SpLDs

This assessment can also be used if you would like a progress report after having a Diagnostic Assessment or after having some tuition to determine progress made.

Please note, it is best practice
not to be reassessed within 6 months.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Can anyone assess for Specific Learning Difficulties?

Does this assessment provide a diagnosis?

How long does it take?

How much does it cost?

What does the report contain?

Can I see a
sample report?

Can I use this for exam access arrangements?

What if I book a Learning Profile Screening and then want a Diagnostic Assessment?

How long does the report take?

What happens after the assessment?










Can anyone assess for Specific Learning Difficulties?
It is recommended as best practice for holders of an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) to assess in this area. At Clarity, our APCs are awarded by the Dyslexia Guild or PATOSS. Another provider is the British Dyslexia Association. All three providers are equal in status and qualification.


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Does this assessment provide a diagnosis?
This type of assessment measures the same cognitive skills and abilities that a Diagnostic Assessment measures and is therefore excellent value for money. It does
not give a diagnosis, as the report is written in a less detailed, simpler style. In this way we can offer an abundance of information for a more affordable price. The information is also useful to measure progress made since a previous assessment or following an intervention programme.


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How long does it take?
Usually between 2 and 3 hours.



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How much does it cost?
£300, all inclusive. If we come to you, we will need to charge a small extra amount for travel, subject to location.


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What does the report contain?
We believe in supplying the highest possible quality assessment service and report and take every step to ensure the report contains the most useful information for your personal situation. The report is easy to read, as well as holding the accurate detailed information you require to describe your learning profile.

The report is tailored to your requirements but is usually divided into the following sections. They are usually around 12 pages long:

Background history
Underlying Ability
Attainments in English (and maths if required)
Cognitive Processing Skills
Conclusions
Practical Recommendations
Technical Appendix (Contains numerical scores, graph and glossary)


A
sample report will be available to view shortly.


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Can I use this for exam access arrangements?
We believe in making our assessments the highest value for our customers. All our assessments can be used to determine the need for exam concessions but it is best to discuss this with us first if you need a Form 8 to be completed.


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What if I book a Learning Profile Screening and then want a Diagnostic Assessment?
At Clarity, we work flexibly and offer a ‘top up’ service for our assessments. If an Exam Concessions, Screening or Learning Profile Assessment is booked, we are happy to perform the additional assessments to build a diagnosis, if applicable, as long as it is within three months of the initial assessment. The total cost of the two assessments is no more than the price of a diagnostic assessment.


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How long does the report take?
The report will be sent out to you within three weeks but is often much quicker than that.


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What happens after the assessment?
We will offer you the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback on assessment scores straight after the assessment. We will also make ourselves available for a telephone or face-to-face appointment with you, within one week of receiving the report to explain our findings. You can contact us if you have questions about your report at any time.


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