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Screening

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 will give you 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. You or a child may have:

  • 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
  • Difficulty dealing with paperwork
  • Literacy problems at work
  • Unexplained reading difficulties in the past
  • Phonics difficulties

    A client taking a dyslexia screening test


    What will the assessment tell me?

  • Probability of whether you or your child have dyslexia
  • Reading and spelling tests
  • Effectiveness of coloured overlays (see our coloured overlay page for more details)

    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.


    What will happen on the day?

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

    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:

  • Educational options
  • Specialist tuition
  • Further testing
  • ICT solutions
  • 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 may last 1-2 hours, depending on individual situations.


    Cost
    Indigo Norfolk 42.00 (inc. VAT) per person.
    Indigo Suffolk 42.00 (inc. VAT) per person.
    Indigo Sussex 64.00 (inc. VAT) per person.

    Locations available:
  • Indigo Dyslexia Centre Norfolk
  • Indigo Dyslexia Centre Suffolk
  • Indigo Dyslexia Centre Sussex

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

    We can perform screening tests on students at our centres if they come with a purchase order number and an invoice address, or if one is e-mailed to us for that student in advance.

    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.

    On-site visit. This can be done 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 Norfolk: 01603 766 761
    Indigo Dyslexia Centre Suffolk: 01473 215 762


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