Independent assessment is usually sought for a variety of reasons.
For adults it could be to find out e.g. if they are dyslexic or not and/or what support they might need in further and higher education or in the workplace (the later dyslexia is considered a disability under the law and therefore reasonable adjustments would be appropriate).
Parents also seek independent assessment for a number of reasons too e.g. it can be because their child’s school won’t formally identify the challenges their child is facing and/or the school assessment process is taking too long and their child is falling further and further behind.
How do I organise an assessment?
We would always advise that you speak to your school about assessment first, however, as a parent you have the right to choose if you want your child to be assessed independently of the school. If you want to have a chat about independent assessments, you should call the Dyslexia Scotland Helpline on 0344 800 8484.
For adults, there are no free assessment services available in Scotland at the moment. It is a service that you have to pay for no matter your circumstances. Dyslexia Scotland holds a list of qualified Assessors located in different areas of Scotland.
If you are happy to pay for an assessment, do give us a call and we can send you this list.Dyslexia Scotland runs a confidential Helpline which offers advice and guidance on dyslexia-related issues in Scotland. Helpline enquiries can be made by telephone, email or webchat. The Helpline is run by trained and experienced staff and volunteers. Monday to Thursday 10am to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 4pm
How to contact the Helpline: Telephone: 0344 800 84 84 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact detailsPhone number:
1st Floor, Cameron House, Forthside Way