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Indigo Dyslexia Centre - Online Appointmets 

 

As a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the Indigo dyslexia centre is now offering its services by online meeting.

 

 

How online meetings work.

Online meetings with Indigo are facilitated by Zoom Remote Conference software. This entails sending you a link via email to your computer which will allow us to see you, talk to you and share resources through the computer screen.

 

What will happen during the online meeting?

Your assessor will send you the link approximately 10 minutes before the meeting is due to begin. Once you’ve logged in, your assessor will guide you through the meeting; they may need to share their screen with you to demonstrate resources. They may also need to record certain sections of the meeting for e.g. permissions to assess.  If the link does not work or you are having technical difficulties joining the meeting don’t worry approximately five minutes after your allotted time the assessor will call you to help.   

 

What you will need to participate in the online meeting.

You will need a computer with speakers, microphone and a webcam that has a good internet connection. We recommend making use of a laptop. Most modern laptops will be able to run the meeting. You can also use a desktop computer if you prefer, but do check it has a webcam. It’s also possible to undertake the meeting with an iPad, but it needs to be on a stand as it will be difficult to do writing exercises whilst holding your tablet. We do not recommend doing meetings using your smart phone. Most of our assessments require us to show you resources which will come up on your screen, too small a screen could be a disadvantage to you and affect the assessment.

Additionally, along with the use of a computer, you will need an A4 lined note pad and either pen or pencil. 

 

Is an online meeting appropriate for a primary school aged child?

With young children support from a parent during the meeting is recommended. In order to help with participation, we have however, found that assessing young children via online meetings actually works well, as it is new to them. They generally engage with it. Additionally, they are also at home so children with anxiety find this method less intimidating. If the online meeting does not work the assessor will recommend a face-to-face meeting instead at one of our centres. We do not charge for meeting's until we have completed them and we will undertake as many appointments as is necessary to complete the assessment.