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Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) diagnostic assessments for students at university

This assessment is for students who need a report for DSA applications and/or reasonable adjustments at university. 


The assessment can identify the five SpLDs recognised by SASC and accepted for DSA applications:  

  • dyslexia

  • dysgraphia

  • dyscalculia

  • dyspraxia

  • ADHD (non-medical diagnosis) 

The process involves tests of cognitive and academic ability, a consultation feedback meeting, and a SASC-compliant psychological report.  

Assessments are conducted in-person (in our Colchester assessment room) or remotely. 

A self-funded SpLD assessment costs £800.

For universities purchasing assessments for their students,  please contact us for rates available on an ad-hoc and contractual basis. 

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FAQs for students at universities 

How much does an assessment cost?

A self-funded SpLD assessment costs £800. This includes an individual assessment, feedback meeting and a SASC-compliant psychological report. 

When do you take payment? 

Full payment is required to make a booking. 


Where does the assessment take place?  ​

Our assessment room is in Colchester. Parking is available and directions/address are provided in the welcome pack. If you prefer, we can arrange a remote assessment. 

How long is the assessment? 

This can vary, but typically 2.5 hours. Breaks are offered as required.

Will a diagnosis be made? 

Where there is evidence from within the assessment data, a formal diagnosis will be made. This assessment is broad-based and covers the five SpLDs recognised by SASC/accepted as a SpLD for DSA applications. 

When will I receive the report? 

You will receive the report three weeks after the assessment.


What can I expect from the report?  

The report is a comprehensive document which details the findings, provides an explanation of the concerns and gives general recommendations


Can I submit the report with a Disabled Students' Allowance application?

Yes. Reports are SASC-compliant and written specifically for students needing evidence to submit with a DSA application. 

Contact Us

For further information about our assessments please email Amanda (assessment coordinator) at

To help us assist with your enquiry, please provide a brief description of your concerns and the reasons for seeking an assessment.  ​

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