Have you got an employee with dyslexia who needs support?
Is your workplace dyslexia friendly?
Do you offer staff training, is it dyslexia friendly?
We can offer staff training on our Dyslexia Awareness Course or offer consultation on how to make your organisation’s information and services more accessible.
Why not take our short Dyslexia in the Workplace Course to make your workplace dyslexia friendly.
Are your staff, who have contact with the public, aware of simple ways to help your clients with literacy needs and make your services more accessible?
Approximately 10% of the population have difficulties of a dyslexic nature….is your information and service accessible to them?
Contact us on 01538 39 85 44 for a no obligation, informal chat – or use our Contact Form
We offer information about dyslexia and how it might affect your staff or customers. We can give advice, arrange dyslexia awareness training or screenings for your staff or simply take advantage of our FREE exhibition board/information leaflets.
If you feel you may be dyslexic then we can provide assessments. You will usually be requested to pay for this unless your employer wishes to fund the assessment. If your job is at risk due to your difficulties, you may be able to access funding, please make an appointment with your Disability Advisor at the Job Centre. Funding may also be available via the Access to Work fund, please contact your local Job Centre.
We acknowledge that there is simply not a sufficient budget to pay for SENS team or Educational Psychologists and school staff simply don’t have enough time to test all students for dyslexia.
ASSESSMENTS & ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS
We offer an assessment and testing for access arrangements service. Our reports meet DfES/SASC standards and are conducted by Georgina, a PATOSS registered assessor and AMBDA member. Industry recognised standardised tests, which are only used by qualified assessors, are used during testing.
Our assessment and access arrangement service can be utilised on an ad hoc basis. You can also refer parents or sign-post them to self-refer for assessments.
Assessment reports are written to SASC standard within 7-14 days and a quick and easy to refer into.
WE ALSO OFFER DYSLEXIA SCREENERS.
This is a quick screening test conducted by a qualified dyslexia assessor and is not computer based. Please see our table of tests to choose the correct option for you.
We also appreciate that there have be a number of initiatives in the past and changes in teaching methods. However, we simply can’t advocate strongly enough the success of using a multi-sensory, cumulative and structured systematic synthetic phonics, language programme. DFES report, “We can train staff how to deliver a successful programme which will help students develop their reading and writing ability”. At CodeBreakers we have recently embarked on a 1 year polite study of your programme in schools, where we have trained staff to successfully deliver the programme. We can offer this to your school too.
CodeBreakers® programme is successful with children who do not have SPLD and can therefore be a whole school approach. It increases the number of words to be read of spelled quicker than a ‘Look, Say, Cover’, whole word/ analytical approach. Most importantly it creates independent learners!
See our blog article on systematic synthetic phonics
If you wish to buy CodeBreakers® Dyslexia Programme for your school we can also offer staff training on delivery of the programme. The programme can be delivered by TAs or teachers.
We can also offer training on overlapping learning difficulties, to enable staff to identify students who may present with other characteristics of additional difficulties, in addition to dyslexia and offer suitable referral agencies. This will allow staff to better understand students who are presenting with ‘behaviour or concentration’ difficulties.
Our course is suitable for TAs or teachers. Contact us on 01538 39 85 44 to discuss your training needs or complete our contact form.
We also have our annual SEN Jigsaw conference for training and information on overlapping SPLDs
If you are applying to university and think you are dyslexic, a full assessment, written to DfES standards, will need to be conducted in order to make an application for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
Contact your university’s learning support team to receive a referral to an assessment centre for an assessment of your needs. They may also be able to arrange a referral for a diagnostic assessment for you. You can also receive an assessment from a specialist teacher/ assessor who has a practicing certificate (APC) from PATOSS.
If you are applying to a College of Further Education (FE) and do not have a dyslexia assessment, contact the learning support officer to ask for support to obtain an assessment. Often colleges conduct general dyslexia/ literacy and numeracy screening during enrolment. However, it should be noted that this is not a dyslexia assessment test and does not always identify those who need a dyslexia assessment.
There may be funding for an assessment, ask the college advisors about this. Alternatively you can have an assessment from a specialist teacher/assessor. It is recommended that any post 16 assessment is conducted by a specialist teacher holding (APC).
If you need advice – contact us on 01538 39 85 44 or use the Contact Us form