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Adults and children

Children's Services

Screening for dyslexia - £50. The initial dyslexia screening is a shorter session which can help you decide whether to have the diagnostic assessment. It involves asking you some questions and the completion of short tasks. At the end of it, the assessor will discuss with you the likelihood of you being dyslexic or not. A short report is produced.

Diagnostic assessment - £350 (private clients); £400 (clients from organisations paying by invoice). Assessments are carried out at one of the centres and can be arranged at a time to suit you, including weekends and evenings.

The assessment lasts for about three hours. It involves talking about strengths and weaknesses, schooling, coping strategies etc, and also the completion of different tasks. These will measure attainments in areas such as reading and spelling, underlying ability, and cognitive processing.

A detailed report will be available within two weeks. This will include the assessor’s diagnosis, information on strengths and weaknesses and any appropriate recommendations. Reports meet the necessary criteria to support an application for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) and, for those in employment, Access to Work.


Adult Assessment

Screening for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - £50 Although ADHD used to be considered a condition which children outgrew, it is now recognised that it often persists into adulthood. In fact it is not uncommon for it to co-exist with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. There are three subtypes of ADHD - Inattentive (previously called ADD); Hyperactive/Impulsive; and Combined. ADHD is pervasive in that it effects many aspects of your life and can cause significant difficulties with work, education, relationships etc.

This screening involves talking about your difficulties and experiences now and as a child and completing a screening checklist. At the end we will discuss the likelihood of you having ADHD and, if appropriate, a referral route for a diagnostic assessment. A report is produced after the screening.

Screening for Autism Spectrum Condition - £50 This screening also involves a discussion about past and current difficulties and completing a checklist. Afterwards we will discuss how 'at risk' of being on the autistic spectrum you are and, if appropriate, a referral route for a full assessment.

Counselling - £30 per session
Mannamead Counselling is part of Optimus Dyslexia Assessment Services. It is a place to work with the therapist so that you gain a clearer and deeper understanding of yourself, make changes, grow in confidence, improve relationships and achieve your goals.