Dyslexia Assessments for DSA

With the Summer holidays approaching Sara is looking forward to a well earned rest, however we do have some dates available for private assessments in August, these are often used to assess students before they start University for DSA.  Sara can assess all ages from 7 to 70 years old.

It is best to email paul@literacysolutions.co.uk or phone 01282 618924 to book an assessment.



We both watched this programme with great interest. A very good programme. However I feel that I must try and explain the difference and overlap between Dyslexia and Visual Stress.

So visual stress does exist and some people find that coloured overlays or tinted glasses make a huge difference for their ability to read. Most people who experience visual stress are also dyslexic and will need other interventions than just a coloured overlay. However some people with dyslexia do not experience any or very little visual stress.  There are small percentage of people who have purely visual stress and a coloured overlay or tinted glasses will actually solve their difficulties.  This is my opinion based on working with Sara for 7 years and having read 100’s of reports, as well as doing quite a lot of background research, especially when Sara worked for Chester University as a visiting lecturer.


Jay Blades on how The Repair Shop supports his dyslexia – BBC News

Educational Health & Care Plan

Sara has recently been asked to support a school with EHCPs for several students.

“I am working with students who have EHCP with significant literacy needs as part of their EHCP. There is a requirement for them to have access to a specialist teacher and the plan is an initial meeting and some baseline assessments to see where they are currently, talk to them about lessons and what they feel helps them and get some in class strategies in place, then I will be working with staff possibly observing in class to see that the strategies are embedded and then hopefully working with TAs to train them in delivering effective 1-1 literacy sessions tailored to people’s needs.”

If you think you need something similar for your school/child please contact paul@literacysolutions.co.uk


Dyslexia testing Lancashire – dyslexia teacher – Irlen Testing provided by Sara Graham Dyslexia Consultant of Literacy Solutions