|DSA Diagnostic Assessments
|Do you suspect you have Dyslexia or another Specific Learning
|Are you going on to Higher Education? Then you may qualify for the
Disabled Students Allowance if you get a Diagonstic Assessment.|
|If you are appealing, proof of suitability may be gathered from an
assessment and given to the Appeal panel.|
NB The Appeal process for Buckinghamshire is changing in 2012/2013.
Concerns over progress at school?
|Challenges with reading, spelling, writing, maths, memory,
speech/language, organisational skills and co-ordination?|
|Strengths in conceiving of things as a whole, visual skills and
being a quick problem solver? |
|A specific profile can be identified and suggestions given for
support, ILP/IEPs and for teaching programmes. |
Exam access arrangements for Secondary School/Common Entrance,
GCSE, A levels.
|Extra time: slower at writing/reading/form filling?|
|Reader: inaccurate, slow reading and comprehension?|
|Transcriber: illegible handwriting and transcription difficulties?
|Amanuensis: illegible/slow writing? |
|Rest breaks: problems with attention that necessitate rest breaks?
|Separate room: does reading aloud help?|
|Your SENCo may be qualified to test for EAA – ask at school first!
and the decision of whether or not to apply for EAA rests with the
The EAA must reflect the child’s normal way of working (read aloud,
having someone read/transcribe).
Extra time is not always the answer. Some children with SpLDs benefit
more from “rest breaks”. Teaching how to use extra time beneficially is
vital as it will eat into precious recovery time on days when there is a