Dyslexia can only be formally diagnosed through a Diagnostic Assessment carried out by a certified assessor.


At school, we can complete a number of assessments which will help to build a picture of your child's difficulties over time.  These assessments may include; 

  • The York Assessment for Reading Comprehension
  • The Helen Arkell Spelling Assessment
  • Read, Write Inc. Phonic Assessment 
  • Curriculum Based Measure for Writing


For a formal diagnosis, an assessment must be sought privately.  To find out more, go to the British Dyslexia Association


Useful websites and resources to use with children with dyslexia or with dyslexic tendencies.