Sheffield Dyslexia Centre

Teaching, Supporting, Assessing

Diagnostic Assessment for Adults

 Diagnostic Assessments for adults (and for most young people 16 years and over) are undertaken, via Zoom, by our independent, chartered   occupational psychologist, Mrs Justine Webb.

    Before the assessment appointment:

  1. Your email enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is received
  2. A questionnaire will be sent to you via email.
  3. When you have returned your completed questionnaire, you will receive an email informing you that you have either been placed on a waiting list or offering you the next available appointment date and further details, including a "Zoom" form.
  4. Please complete and return the “Zoom” form as acceptance of the appointment.
  5. An invoice will be issued to be paid, as specified, before the assessment date
  6. Justine will post some paperwork to you and contact you directly via email.

   During the assessment appointment:

Please allow up to 3 hours for the appointment. The assessor will discuss the information contained in your questionnaires and your current needs and concerns.
The formal process involves assessment of performance in verbal and non-verbal underlying ability, levels of attainment in reading, spelling, writing (and sometimes maths) and diagnostic testing to investigate the presence of dyslexia and possible indications of other specific learning difficulties.
Areas of strength are identified as well as any problem areas.
Some verbal feedback will be provided at the end of the session.

  Following the assessment appointment:

The completed report is emailed within 3 working weeks of the assessment date.
This comprehensive report details scores, conclusions reached and personalised recommendations for support. It may suggest, for example, appropriate exam access arrangements useful resources, assistive technologies and/or access to specialist tuition.

After the report has been received, a ½ hour post-assessment feedback session can be arranged to discuss the findings/recommendations in the report, if required. 


   Cost: £585


How to book

To book or enquire about any teaching, assessments or courses, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.