Specialist Educational Assessments

DYSLEXIA ACTION ADMINISTRATION 14.4.17: WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ASSESSMENT SERVICES FOR CLIENTS WHO WERE HOPING TO USE DA. Brainwaves Education Ltd is able to provide a wide range of tests and Assessment Services. Our assessments are all carried out by suitably qualified Specialist Teachers and Tutors who, in addition, either hold a Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing, or for DSA Assessments and Exam Access Arrangements, our Specialist Teachers also hold the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

Assessments may be requested for several reasons and as such should be fit for purpose:

As a parent you may be concerned about your child’s progress at school and want an independent assessment of their current levels of attainment.

You may suspect your child has Dyslexia or related Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) and requires an assessment that offers a diagnosis, together with a recommended teaching programme.

You may require an assessment to provide evidence of an already diagnosed Specific Learning Difficulty for Exam Access Arrangements at GCSE, A Level or University.


Educational Assessments – For School Age Children

This assessment can identify Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), including Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, and suggest any further assessments that may be needed.

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Diagnostic Assessments – For Exam Access Arrangements


There are a range of Access Arrangements and Special Considerations for External Exams such as extra time, ‘read aloud’ facilities, readers, scribes and rest breaks. Some of these do not require an assessment.

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Diagnostic Assessments for Students in Higher Education 

We are able to offer Diagnostic Assessments for Students in Higher Education who require evidence of their Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia) in order to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and/or Exam Access Arrangements.

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Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as Dyslexia, who are already studying, or about to begin full or part time Higher Education Courses may be eligible to apply for the DSA to help towards the cost of non-medical support, including Specialist Study Skills Tuition, as well as specialist IT equipment and software.

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Pre-Assessment Consultation Service

If you are unsure as to whether you or your child would benefit from an Educational Assessment, Brainwaves Education Ltd also offers a Pre-Assessment Consultation Service.

There is a £70 fee for these consultations however should the individual proceed to book a full Educational Assessment within the same academic year, we will deduct this  from our Assessment fee.

Our Frequently Asked Questions webpage may also help you decided whether your child will benefit for a Specialist Educational Assessment.

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