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A dyslexia screening test is often the first step for a parent of a child who is struggling with literacy, or an adult having difficulty managing paperwork in the workplace.

This test provides a good indication of whether dyslexia is the issue.
We will give you:
  • An indication in writing of the probability of dyslexia.
  • An advice session on what the results mean and what you can do next.
  • Results on the day.
  • A completely independent, professional service.

    Who benefits from a dyslexia screening test?

    Anyone aged 7 and above where dyslexia may be an issue, especially if family members are dyslexic.
    Tendencies to look out for include:

  • Poor educational performance and not meeting potential
  • Short term memory problems or difficulty remembering instructions
  • Fallen behind peers and not "caught up"
  • Trouble dealing with homework or paperwork
  • Literacy problems at work
  • Unexplained reading difficulties in the past
  • Problems with phonics

    A client taking a dyslexia screening test

    What will the screening tell me?

  • Likelihood of dyslexia
  • Reading and spelling analysis
  • Effectiveness of coloured overlays

    Please note: a dyslexia screening does not measure IQ or intellectual ability. In line with best practice, Indigo does not conduct screening tests on children under the age of 7.

    Please bring any dyslexia tests you or a child have had in the past.

    What will happen on the day?

    A specialist advisor with qualifications in assessing dyslexics will discuss your current situation and answer any questions relating to dyslexia. They will guide you through the testing process, explain the results and talk about any futher action and support.

    Everyone is unique. Your advisor will take this into account when discussing where to go next. Some issues you may wish to discuss could be:

  • Educational options
  • Specialist tuition
  • Further testing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Support at home for children or teenagers
  • Liaising with schools, colleges or employers

    Even if the test comes out as a low probability, we will advise you on next steps and any issues that may have been flagged up.

    How long does a screening test take?
    A screening normally lasts 1-2 hours.

    Indigo Norwich 50.00 (inc. VAT) per person.
    Indigo Bury 50.00 (inc. VAT) per person.

    Locations available:
  • Indigo Dyslexia Centre Norfolk
  • Indigo Dyslexia Bury

    Schools, Clusters, Colleges and Universities
    You may wish to pay for screening tests for your students. If this is the case, you have several options:

    We can perform screening tests on students at our centres if they come in with a letter/ email from the institution containing invoicing information and the service that is required. This letter/email would have been sent to the student by the Institution and would request that they make and attend an appointment with Indigo. As long as the letter/email is handed to us at the time of the appointment we will not charge on the day but invoice as per instructed in the letter/email.

    A staff member could bring a group of students to the centre for testing. The conditions above would apply along with written parental consent if the students are under 18.

    Two copies of test results of all screenings are given on the day to the student. Please ensure that these results are obtained from them in the first instance.

    Alternatively, an on-site visit can be arranged. This can be carried out if numbers are available but will need to be arranged in advance.

    How do I arrange a screening test?
    Please call the Indigo Dyslexia Centre on:
    Helpline: 0845 347 9322
    Indigo Dyslexia Centre Norwich: 01603 766 761
    Indigo Office Bury : 0845 347 9322

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