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Assessment and screening : 3. Screenings and profiles

3. Screenings and profiles

Screening Planning Assessment 

This is a good option for someone who wants to begin some teaching or coaching but doesn’t want or need a full assessment.  It focuses on the particular areas of concern which might be reading, spelling, maths, or something specific to a work situation.  Additional tests will look at the most likely barriers to progress in these areas.

The screening planning assessment is not a diagnostic assessment; but it can be used to provide a report to schools, colleges or in the workplace to inform support. 

The assessment should take approximately 1.5 hours to carry out but usually we would book 2 hours for the member of staff to provide feedback. 

Skills Profile

There are times when a full diagnostic assessment isn’t needed, but a Screening Planning Assessment would be too brief. The Skills Profile assessment fills this gap.  It focuses on the particular areas of concern, which might be reading, spelling, maths, or something specific to a work situation. Additional tests of memory, language, speed and visual processing are also given to identify possible barriers to progress and strengths to build on.

The skills profile does not provide a diagnosis, and will not give as much detail as the diagnostic assessment; however it will provide an overview of the strengths and areas that require support. This assessment is ideal for those that require a detailed report and teaching or support recommendations, but do not require a diagnosis.

To find out more about assessments and screenings, contact your local Learning Centre.

Abagail’s Story

Abagail was assessed by Dyslexia Action when she was 7 years old. She is now 12 and has been having lessons at Dyslexia Action Nottingham, since she was diagnosed.

“When I was assessed, and they told me I was dyslexic, I felt like it was something new; a new thing that been made up, because no one had told me about dyslexia before."

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