Specific Learning difficulty (SpLD) assessments for adults 

educational psychologists assessments
Educational psychologists are extensively trained in understanding the learning and development of people. Aimee, Lead Educational Psychologist at Swithenbank Psychology, is an HCPC registered psychologist. She has a Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, and over ten years' experience working in educational settings.
Our diagnostic assessments cover dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. We can also identify specific cognitive difficulties such as low processing speed and  working memory difficulties. Assessments are SASC compliant. 
Working Together
what outcomes to expect
  • An explanation of the presenting concerns. This may involve a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia, if present. 
  • Highly tailored advice. 
  • Recommendations for Access Arrangements e.g.extra time, if eligible. 
  • A written psychological report. 
Adult Students
Assessment process 
  • You can make a booking over email or phone. 
  • All assessments begin by using online questionnaires to gather background information. 
  • On the day of the assessment, we complete approximately 2 hours of individual assessments using standardised tests which look at brain functioning and academic skills. 
  • Following the assessment you will be offered a feedback meeting, which is usually held over video call, to discuss the results. 
  • You will receive a written report within three weeks of the appointment.
College Student
when an ep assessment may be helpful

Adults often seek an educational psychologist assessment if they are pursuing further education and need evidence for Disabled Student Allowance. 

Some adults have experienced difficulties for some time, either at work or in further education, and suspect they may have a specific learning difficulty. They seek an EP assessment for clarity and piece of mind.


All assessments take place in our Colchester Colchester rooms. Please contact us for information on pricing. 

 Office: 01206 632022 (Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm)
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