Our Dyslexia services
Dyslexia is an 'umbrella term' for specific learning difficulties that affect language, processing and organisational skills. Although dyslexia is legally recognised as a disability, it is not a disease nor can it be cured. Dyslexia can occur in combination with other disorders. The most common of these are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), speech sound disorder (SSD), and specific language impairment (SLI), as well as Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Asperger's syndrome.
Dyslexia may present challenges with reading, language as well as memory and may impact on work performance and/or academic performance.
Diagnosing Dyslexia is important as the difficulties it presents may often be interpreted as problematic behaviour, under-achieving or being uncommitted or scatty.
Dyslexia can prevent people from reaching their personal goals and from engaging effectively in their work environment. These negative social experiences may then cause feelings of low self-esteem due to the lack of understanding of the underlying neurological causes of their difficulties.
Assessment of Dyslexia can only be done by psychologists with expertise in this field, or by specially trained teachers.
At Hack-it Psychology we offer:
Fully recognised Dyslexia Assessments
Assessments for Dyscalculia
Assessment of co-occurring neurological differences
Extensive Assessment Reports
Recommendations for adjustments