of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham
Helping dyslexic people of all ages by providing information and support
Screening for dyslexia
The Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham offers a screening service to determine the probability of dyslexia in adults and children. We use Nessy Dyslexia Quest for children under 16 and Lucid LADS Plus for all over 16
Screenings are normally done at our office in Community House, South Street, Bromley.
All Screenings are £40. However, a substantial discount is available for those who can produce proof of financial hardship.
Adult screenings : These are now available on a limited basis (evenings only).
Child screenings: This service has been temporarily suspended due to reduced volunteer availability.
We thank you for your understanding and patience, and we will continue to make advice available via our helpline on 0300 999 1800.
- The programme is computer based, so familiarity with using a computer and mouse is necessary.
- It is suitable for those for whom English is their primary language.
- The screening is designed for ages 6 years through to adulthood.
- In some cases screening is also possible for younger children aged 4 and 5.
- Children are screened using Nessy Dyslexia Quest .
- Children’s screening appointments are available after school on certain days, or on a Saturday.
- The process takes approximately 45 minutes but can sometimes take longer.
- Parents/carers will not be present with the child during the screening process, but there will be a comprehensive feedback to them afterwards.
- The definition of ‘Adult’ for screening purposes, is anyone aged 16+.
- Adults are screened using Lucid LADS Plus.
- Screening will primarily be available on Thursday evenings.
- The screening usually takes approximately 30 minutes, but can take longer.
- The results, and possible further action, are discussed afterwards.
Screenings vs Assessments
Please be aware that Screening tests, such as those offered by the DABBGL, can only give an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties.
Screening tests are NOT Diagnostic Assessments. A Diagnostic Assessment is carried out by a qualified assessor, and is the only way that dyslexia can be formally diagnosed.
The British Dyslexia Association advises that if a screening test indicates that there is a moderate to high probability of dyslexic difficulties, that this is followed up with a Diagnostic Assessment to determine the precise nature of the difficulties, and how they can best be supported.
0300 999 1800
Community House, South Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1RH
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