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What qualifications do I need to look for when arranging private assessment?

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LuckyLopez Thu 13-Nov-14 13:12:16

My ds's teacher wants him assessed through school for dyslexia. It's so slow though and teacher has mentioned getting a private assessment.

What or where do I need to look for when arranging this?

JazzDiva Thu 13-Nov-14 13:46:06

There a test centre in Kings Cross - London.

I believe it is quite expensive though foe diagnostics as there are a couple I think: Psychological - done by and Educational Pstchologist
other being done by a Specialist Dyslexia Practitioner/Teacher

JazzDiva Thu 13-Nov-14 13:47:03

There a test centre in Kings Cross - London.

I believe it is quite expensive though foe diagnostics as there are a couple I think: Psychological - done by and Educational Psychologist
other being done by a Specialist Dyslexia Practitioner/Teacher

LuckyLopez Thu 13-Nov-14 14:06:53

Thank you. Kings cross is quite far for us to travel but thanks for the rec.

LuckyLopez Thu 13-Nov-14 18:34:28

Any advice please? smile

heather1 Thu 13-Nov-14 18:41:54

I'm not sure where you are Op. A friend of mine recommended the Helen Arkyl Centre in Guildford. There is also a different centre in Bristol that I have heard is good.
Maybe contact a Dyslexia charity. They often have helplines and can explain in more detail.

LuckyLopez Thu 13-Nov-14 18:54:08

I'm in slough.

ArabellaRockerfella Thu 13-Nov-14 22:07:17

What you are looking for is a qualified Educational Psychologist or a PATOSS assessor. You can Google PATOSS and Association of Educational Psychologists to find someone local to you. I am in the Harrow area if you want some numbers over this way.

munchkinmaster Thu 13-Nov-14 22:10:59

British psychological society has a searchable register by area and will say if do private work. You don't actually need to be in the bps to practise though.

LuckyLopez Fri 14-Nov-14 07:04:21

Thank you. It very complicated for someone who knows nothing about these things. sad

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