Dyslexia Leicester

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Dyslexia Lifeline: Services

Dyslexia Lifeline offers a range of services designed to provide you or your organisation with information, training and skills.

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Check the table below and follow the link to access the service that interests you. For individual pricing of the service that you require, feel free to contact us.

Area Topic Purpose What It Involves Further Information
Children Screening To check whether a child might have dyslexia Complete a questionnaire and provide a sample of free writing. You will get feedback within three weeks

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Children Full diagnostic assessment To provide information about potential and attainment. It will diagnose specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxic tendencies, as appropriate. It will provide recommendations for a programme of study and for acquiring exam access arrangements, as necessary
Complete a family questionnaire and attend an assessment meeting. A report will be sent out within three weeks

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Area Topic Purpose What It Involves Further Information
Adults (16+) Screening A check on whether an adult might have dyslexia
Complete a questionnaire and provide a sample of free writing. You will get feedback within three weeks Follow link to obtain details for using the service

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Adult (excluding students) Full diagnostic assessment To provide information about potential and attainment. It will diagnose specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxic tendencies, as appropriate. The report can be used for informing reasonable adjustments at work and identifying useful support strategies Complete a questionnaire and attend an assessment meeting. A report will be sent out within three weeks Follow link to arrange an assessment

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Area Topic Purpose What It Involves Further Information
Schools, colleges and universities Screening To check whether a student might have dyslexia Complete a questionnaire and provide a sample of free writing. You will get feedback within three weeks Follow link to obtain details for using the service

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Schools and colleges Access arrangements To enable the student to have access to extra time, a reader, a scribe and/or other relevant supports during examinations
The student completes a range of assessments and the assessor provides the institution with JCQ Form 8 These are arranged with educational providers only. Follow link for further details

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Schools, colleges, universities Full diagnostic assessment To provide information about potential and attainment. It will diagnose specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxic tendencies, as appropriate. It can be used for obtaining exam access arrangements and applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowance Complete a questionnaire and attend an assessment meeting. A report will be sent out within three weeks Follow link to arrange an assessment

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Schools, colleges, universities Dyslexia awareness training To explain what the syndrome is; how it affects individuals; strategies that can be helpful Hands-on programme. Participants learn about the problems learners face; what a learning difficulty feels like; strategies that can be used to improve skills Specific needs can be negotiated. Follow link for further information

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Area Topic Purpose What It Involves Further Information
Organisations
Screening To check whether an employee has a specific learning difficulty, like dyslexia Complete a questionnaire and provide a sample of free writing. You will get feedback within three weeks Follow link to obtain details for using the service

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Organisations Full diagnostic assessment To provide an assessment that will diagnose specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxic tendencies, as appropriate. The report can be used to inform reasonable adjustments Complete a questionnaire and attend an assessment meeting. A report will be sent out within three weeks Follow link to arrange an assessment

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Organisations Dyslexia awareness training To explain what the syndrome is; how it affects individuals; strategies that can be helpful Hands-on programme. Participants learn about the problems individuals face; what a learning difficulty feels like; strategies that can be used to improve skills Specific needs can be negotiated. Follow link for further information

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Organisations Workplace consultations (WPC) To identify specific strengths and difficulties an individual faces and to make recommendations regarding reasonable adjustments The employee should already have had a full diagnostic assessment. Both the line manager and employee need to complete questionnaires. WPC involves interviewing relevant parties and examining the workplace. Written report within three weeks Follow link for further details

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