Dyslexia University Assessment

Being dyslexic shouldn’t stop you from doing what you want to do. If you’re dyslexic and want to pursue the opportunity to study at university, then you can!

Although many people are under the influence that dyslexia detracts from your intelligence or ability, it doesn’t, and you can go far on your educational journey. Being dyslexic won’t stop you from being accepted into a university. You can do it with support.

This is the reason we specialise in completing university assessments for dyslexia. Our University Assessment allows students to apply for the Disability Students Allowance (DSA) prior to attending university.


Dyslexia Assessments for Pupils Starting University

If you’re a parent of a child who is excited to be attending university this year, or you’re someone who has Dyslexia, or you suspect you have dyslexia, then you will benefit from an updated Dyslexia assessment.

We would be more than happy to provide you with an assessment to support your case in applying for Disability Students Allowance (DSA) for Dyslexia.

You or your child could be working toward, or even set to attend, one of the local universities in Surrey, Hampshire or West Sussex. However, if you’re dyslexic and you would like the support from the DSA, then you will require an up-to-date university assessment for Dyslexia.


University assessment for any of the local universities

We can help if you wish to complete a Surrey University Dyslexia assessment, Portsmouth University Dyslexia assessment, Winchester University Dyslexia assessment and for any of the other local universities, including Chichester, Southampton and Kingston.


Disabled Students’ Allowances – DSA Dyslexia Assessment

If you have been advised to tick the ‘disability’ box on your UCAS application form or have any other reason to think that you may benefit from support from the DSA please visit:



To be eligible for DSA

If you want to be eligible for Disability Students’ Allowance (DSA), then you will need an up-to-date Dyslexia assessment (completed after you are 16). It’s vital that you find a professional assessor who holds the appropriate qualification that universities accept (APC – Accessing Practising Certificate). Luckily for you, Sarah is appropriately qualified.

A full dyslexia assessment may allow students access to valuable support such as specialist equipment (including a computer and/or extra times in assignments and exams), non-medical helpers and other disability-related costs for studying.

The report is sent to ‘Student Finance England’ who decide whether you are eligible for financial assistance whilst on your Higher Education course. If this is accepted, you will then have an ‘Assessment of Need’, which examines various aspects of support required for you to complete your course.


Address for Student Finance England:-


PO BOX 210,



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This lady really is amazing.

"This lady really is amazing. I've just returned from an assessment with my 11-year-old son who is an anxious boy who gets easily stressed and frustrated at just the mention of the word test. So given this I felt nothing but guilt putting him through an assessment, but in my heart I knew it was the only way to find out what his education requirements were. To my amazement and to this lady’s credit my son was all smiles at the end. Which made me feel so much better and relieved having spent the duration of the assessment worrying how he was getting on. He is my second child to be assessed by Sarah-Louise, my daughter’s results were clear, concise and understandable with in-depth information regarding the results and recommendations to help my daughter both at school and at home. Sarah-Louise Jeffries comes with my children’s seal of approval. I most definitely would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone that asked."

Sandra (Surrey)

Sarah-Louise produced a very complete assessment report.

"Sarah-Louise produced a very complete assessment report. The assessment covered his reading, spelling and writing levels as well as his underlying ability. Sarah-Louise also assessed his phonological processing and his short-term and working memory. All the information included in the report and Sarah-Louise’s detailed recommendations were extremely valuable when it was time to sit down with his teachers to re-evaluate where Charlie struggled and his provision map. With the report, we were able to make sure that he got extra help at school as well as at home. "

Solene (Surrey)

I had my two kids assessed for their dyslexia and all the process was smooth.

"I had my two kids assessed for their dyslexia and all the process was smooth, I had people saying it would be stressful for my dyslexic kids to do it but it was very positive and helped them to learn more about themselves. I am very pleased with the results, the reports were long but very easy to understand, and the way all was done was excellent. I would recommend Sarah-Louise to anyone."

Paula (Surrey)

Sarah was really supportive and explained everything really well.

"Sarah was really supportive and explained everything really well. Trying to do the best for your child and understand is daunting and Sarah made me feel so much better. Thank you."

Sharon (Hampshire)

Highly recommend Dyslexia Support Consultancy

"Highly recommend Dyslexia Support Consultancy. Very professional service and very friendly. My daughter felt at ease and comfortable during the assessment. The final report was very thorough and detailed."

Felicity (Camberley)

Just wanted to give a shout out to Sarah-Louise Jeffries.

"Just wanted to give a shout out to Sarah-Louise Jeffries. I'm starting on the EHCP journey with Harry and she called me yesterday. We had a lovely long chat and she was full of inspirational advice and I can see that she will be an amazing support through this process. Got Harry's assessment booked with her early June and can’t wait to see the outcome. She also gave me some really good advice with regard to my daughter and so now I'm thinking about the next steps for her. Thank you Sarah-Louise "

Sharon (East Sussex)

I found her to be very approachable,

"Having contacted Sarah-Louise to enquire about screening my daughter for dyslexia I found her to be very approachable, knowledgeable and extremely informative and thorough prior to even meeting my daughter. On the day of my daughter’s assessment both myself and my daughter were naturally nervous and apprehensive, she put us both at ease and made the screening a stressless experience for my daughter. Which was by far the most important thing for me. I would highly recommend Sarah-Louise to anyone who needs a screening for their child."

Sandra (Surrey)

She made him feel relaxed straight away

"I took my son to see Sarah-Louise in early March. He was a little bit nervous about doing the assessment, but she made him feel relaxed straight away. The report she provided was very in-depth & was received approximately 3 weeks after the assessment. It can be hard to take in all of the information provided, but Sarah-Louise was happy to go through the report over the phone & clarify any queries I had. I would recommend Sarah-Louise to anyone looking to get their child assessed."

Sue (Portsmouth)

Sarah-Louise was very easy to contact

"I contacted Sarah-Louise because my son had scored at extreme risk of dyslexia on his school screening so I wanted to know for definite if he was or not! Sarah-Louise was very easy to contact, friendly and helpful from the first email through to finally meeting her on the morning of the assessment. My son was instantly at ease with her and more than happy to stay and 'play' for a while. "

Laura (East Sussex)

Sarah has been very accommodating from the start and was brilliant with Harry

"Sarah has been very accommodating from the start and was brilliant with Harry, making him feel comfortable and at ease from the moment he walked through the door and ended with a big smile on his face. What followed was a very comprehensive report, which has been extremely useful when talking to his current and new school, and some very helpful advice and pointers to find further help and make use of online tools and apps. Thanks Sarah"

Rob (Farnham)

Her assessment revealed things that we weren’t aware of

"Sarah-Louise assessed my daughter for dyscalculia and her very thorough report formed part of the application for her EHCP. It enabled us to give a fuller picture of what our child’s challenges are. Her assessment revealed things that we weren’t aware of. There was no one else we knew of who was able to do this assessment for us so we were very grateful."

Louise (Hampshire)