Cognitive testing for dyslexia and other SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulties)

The aim of DysGuise is to identify some of the challenges that people might come across in their learning, and to uncover the strengths that they can use to deal with these challenges.

DysGuise helps people with learning difficulties to achieve their full potential in life.  Jennie specialises in assessment for dyslexia and other related specific learning difficulties, including difficulties with working memory.

Jennie is not currently assessing for dyscalculia (difficulties with numbers), because the range of tests that can be done remotely is limited.  She can include tests of maths problem solving in the context of a full cognitive assessment.  This can help to identify maths difficulties that are caused by other factors (such as dyslexia, or a weakness in working memory).

Jennie assesses for dyspraxia (difficulties with coordination) in people aged 16 and over.  She can assess for dyspraxic tendencies in children under the age of 16.  If necessary, a full diagnosis should then be carried out by a medical professional (to rule out any medical cause for coordination difficulties).  She also tests for dysgraphia (difficulties with handwriting).

Jennie can show how people with these different difficulties approach their learning.  She also uncovers the positive aspects – this can include visual skills, problem-solving and creativity.

Jennie provides full assessments that help to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and the particular level of support people might need.  This can often be the start of a more positive journey through learning and through life in general.

Jennie’s positive model of assessment for children, students and adults offers quality and consistency, and an approach that is also tailored to specific needs.  Adults, employers, schools, parents, and students can be confident that they have the information they need to make the most of learning opportunities.

Who we help

Primary School Pupils

An assessment of learning styles and learning difficulties can make a real difference to a pupil's progress through school.

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Secondary School Pupils

Many young people need advice on strategies that will help them demonstrate their capabilities.

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College and University Students

For many students, an assessment of learning styles and learning difficulties can be a great relief.

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People at Work

People with learning difficulties can make resourceful and conscientious employees because they have had to overcome challenges.

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Expert Assessment

What is Dyslexia?

People who are dyslexic process information differently. This can affect the way they approach reading, spelling and writing. Dyslexic people might find that they need more time to carry out their work, because of difficulties in processing speed, in getting organised or in remembering information. With the right strategies, though, they are often extremely good at problem-solving.

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What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia means difficulties relating to the ability to calculate, and to work with numbers. People who are ‘dyscalculic’ sometimes find it hard to remember their times tables, or they learn how to do something, and later they forget it. Dyscalculic people often have to take a creative approach to their learning. This can be a great asset in other areas.

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What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia means difficulties with handwriting. The dysgraphic person sometimes finds that writing does not come naturally. Their pencil or pen grip can look quite awkward, and their handwriting can be hard to read.

This can hide a persons’s real level of ability. With the increasing use of computers, it isvery easy for dysgraphic people to show their talents.

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What is Dyspraxia?

A dyspraxic person finds the co-ordination is difficult. This could involve small movements, like the kind you need to write or type, or larger movements, like the kind you need to play some sports.

Dyspraxia does not affect overall ability, and, with the right support, dyspraxic people can show this in the course of their education, and in the workplace.

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