Dyslexia in Pre-School Children

  • Speech develops later than expected
  • Finds it difficult to remember the names of common objects, eg, ‘table’, ‘book’
  • Finds it difficult to remember nursery rhymes and to say a rhyming string, eg, ‘fat’, ‘cat’, ‘sat’.

 

Non-Language Indicators

  • Difficulty with clapping a simple rhythm
  • Enjoys being read to but shows no interest in letters or words
  • Poor expressive language
  • Continuing difficulties in getting dressed and putting shoes on the correct feet
  • Problems with catching, kicking or throwing a ball or with hopping or skipping

 

Dyslexia in Early Primary School Children

  • Writes letters and numbers the wrong way round
  • Finds it difficult to remember times tables, the alphabet etc.
  • May find it difficult to concentrate
  • Takes longer to process information
  • Gets confused over ‘b’ and ‘d’, ‘p’ and ‘q’
  • Finds reading and spelling difficult
  • Cannot always understand/remember what they have read
  • Poor sound awareness
  • Difficulty in copying words off the board
  • Short-term memory difficulties as can’t remember what the instructions were

 

Non-Language Indicators

  • Lacks self-esteem and self-motivation
  • Finds it difficult to follow a set of instructions/directions
  • Lacks the ability to tie shoe laces, tie, dressing
  • Can’t remember the day of the week in order, months of the year, tell left from right

 

Later End of Primary School

  • Slow at reading
  • Finds it difficult to remember what has been read
  • Poor skills for decoding new words/sounds
  • Can skip words/lines
  • Confusion of similar letters mean bizarre spellings
  • Finds handwriting information difficult, poor pencil control
  • Poor attention and concentration skills
  • Confuses left and right
  • Can remember spellings one day but not the next
  • Extra effort results in excessive tiredness after school and also ‘meltdowns’

 

Dyslexia in Secondary School Students and Adults

  • Slow speed of reading, poor accuracy
  • Skips lines and words when reading
  • Difficulties become more obvious when under time pressures
  • Finds revision for exams difficult
  • Cannot always meet deadlines
  • Poor personal organisation
  • Finds it difficult to fill in forms
  • Develops procrastination skills to avoid tasks that are difficult
  • Needs to have instructions repeated
  • Difficulty remembering times tables
  • Poor handwritten communication to convey knowledge and understanding in examinations
Lisa RichardsonLisa Richardson
09:18 28 Nov 23
Sarah and Eleanor from Dyslexia Support Consultancy have both been excellent. Sarah has given us a lot of advice which has been extremely valuable. Eleanor made my son feel very at ease with the assessment and he warmed to her straight away, We received our report back very quickly (within two weeks) and the report was very detailed, accurate and useful. We feel that this will make a big difference for our son and the help he receives. Can't thank Sarah and Eleanor enough really.
Elly ColombElly Colomb
22:39 27 Nov 23
Thank you Sarah Louise. The recent assessment you completed with my son was comprehensive. I appreciated the time you spent discussing my concerns prior to the appointment and my son was relaxed and at ease on the day. Your very thorough report is a really useful breakdown of strengths and areas of need
Abigail YoungAbigail Young
10:18 25 Nov 23
Sarah was fantastic from start to finish. She made my daughter feel at ease on the day and explained everything clearly to me. I would highly recommend.
Paula LindfieldPaula Lindfield
22:13 23 Nov 23
My daughter had her assessment done through the dyslexia support consultancy in September and they were excellent. Sarah explained and arranged everything. Sue did the assement and she made my daughter comfortable, and was kind to her when she struggled, very professional and had clearly done this process many many times. It was stress free, and seamless. I cannot recommend this service enough, since we've had iris diagnosis, she is finally getting the support she needs at school, and an EHCP is well on its way to being completed. Thank you Sarah and sue x
Jaylynne WaterhouseJaylynne Waterhouse
17:50 23 Nov 23
Amazing commuoccasion and my daughter was put at ease from the start of the assessment
Such a fabulous service which is so valuable for our dyslexia journey with our daughter. Sarah was very patient with our anxious daughter and managed to achieve great results. The report we received was in depth, informative and really helpful. It provided lots of support suggestions along with tips to help support our daughter.Thank you so much! Highly recommended!
Tina MacnaughtonTina Macnaughton
10:18 23 Nov 23
Sarah was wonderfully informative and kind, my daughter liked her immediately. Sarah's has a an amazing ability to put children at ease so much so that a dyslexia test was fun for her. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and many connections for further support that she put us in touch with. I really could not recommend her highly enough!
Felicity MorroghFelicity Morrogh
08:33 23 Nov 23
Jess MJess M
21:42 22 Nov 23
Mandy LanningMandy Lanning
19:40 22 Nov 23
An all round outstanding experience. My 14 year old son was tested by Eleanor and she was extremely thorough. I highly recommend
KirstyKirsty
18:06 22 Nov 23
I thought this would be a very stressful experience for both myself and my son. The assesor was very friendly and put myself and my son at ease staright away. She explained what was going to happen and was very clear in her instructions. She made the experience much better than I imagined it would be.I would highly recommend this company to carry out a dyslexia assessment. Thnak you for such an excellent service.
Heather RichardsHeather Richards
17:40 22 Nov 23
Emma ComptonEmma Compton
16:34 22 Nov 23
I was told about this company from a friend and they were amazing to deal with. They were friendly and explained the process clearly which helped my child feel relaxed during the assessment
Eilidh GordonEilidh Gordon
16:20 25 Oct 21
I greatly appreciated the time Sarah took to talk with me over the phone, building up a picture of my concerns and what my son was finding difficult in his learning. She reassured me that I was right in seeking further assessment to identify his needs and how best to support him.She was also great at establishing a rapport with him and helping to put him at ease before beginning his assessment.
Helen ThomsonHelen Thomson
08:50 22 Sep 21
I cannot recommend Sarah Louise Jeffries of Dyslexia Support Consultancy highly enough. She put my son completely at ease for his assessment and made the time go very quickly. The report we received was so comprehensive and has enabled the school and ourselves to get our son the support he requires. Thank you so much.
Hannah EnglefieldHannah Englefield
09:26 10 Sep 21
Brilliant service - very friendly and informative about the whole process which helped put my mind at ease. Assessment carried out in a supportive and safe way and report incredibly informative. Thank you very much.
Jade ArmstrongJade Armstrong
05:48 22 Jul 21
Sarah was very quick with responding and her waiting list was nice short. We met during covid but she had everything in place to keep herself and my daughter safe.She made my 10year old feel at ease before taking her of for her assessment. My daughter was happy after her assesment. The written report was sent out quickly and it was very detailed. Thank you!
Michelle ToomeyMichelle Toomey
09:45 20 Jul 21
We met with Sarah to discuss our 7 year old daughters learning needs. From start to finish the assessment process was brilliant. Sarah made our daughter feel at ease immediately and was professional yet personable. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time with Sarah and was even sad when the assessment had to come to an end. The reports we have received are in such brilliant detail and include so many practical ways that we as a family and the school will be able to support our daughter with her learning needs. The school have also commented on how detailed and helpful the reports are. We are so pleased that we found Sarah and have no hesitation in recommending the services she provides. Thank you Sarah!
Liane GreenLiane Green
08:43 23 Apr 21
We asked Sarah to carry out a review of our son's dyslexic needs as he makes the move to senior school. His previous report was four years ago when he was barely reading and he has made significant progress since then but still faces many learning challenges. Sarah's assessment was very thorough and she provide a very detailed report which gave a lot more clarity on where his strengths and weaknesses lie, and will be an important piece of evidence for his EHCP application. We are very grateful for her assistance.
Andrea DunneAndrea Dunne
10:20 25 Mar 21
It was such a pleasure meeting Sarah-Louise recently for our little girls assessment. The whole process from our initial telephone call, the assessment and the report was fantastic. Sarah-Louise puts you at ease and makes the experience easy. From making the appointment to receiving the final report was so quick and effortless. The report we received is amazing and so detailed. It contains everything needed to help us understand our little girls struggles and the reccomendations made will massively help us get the support our little girl so desperately needs and deserves. Thanks to Sarah-Louise for all of your help and support xxx
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