Parental Support


Dyslexia Warwickshire provide services in both Assessment and Tuition.


Tuition

Available to Primary School aged children (6 - 11 years)


Type of tuition available:

  •  Tuition - £25 - £30 per hour
  •  Group Tuition (Between 3-5 pupils) - £20 per hour

One to One Tuition

  •  Tuition can be provided on a one to one basis and is tailored to meet the individual needs of the child.
  •  I have plenty of experience of tutoring children who have an identification of Dyslexia. Each programme of work is specifically designed to use all the channels of learning (Kinaesthetic, Visual, Auditory) with opportunities for over learning and memory cohesion and strengthening.;
  •  Other children I have tutored do not have an identification of Dyslexia but have had difficulties grasping key concepts in English or Maths. I can create a bespoke programme of work based around an initial assessment ( free of charge) to identify areas of need.

Group Tuition

  •  I also provide group tuition. Each child is placed into a group where identified needs are similar.

I have tutored over 80 children now and at the moment have 12 children who I teach privately. I am tutoring children in year 3 and 4 ,while others are preparing for year 6 SATS.As I have covered all age groups and been teaching for a number of years I know the progression needed and what the children need to learn and how they learn.


Some children have been tutored by me for many years, while others do short periods. I have some spaces available. I am kind, patient and reliable and good at my job. Most of my new students come through recommendation, which seems to show I must be doing something right!


Most of all, I believe the children must enjoy the session in order to remember what they have learnt and to progress and move forward in their Education.


Availability


- Weekday evenings from 5pm

- Weekends 10am to 1pm




Assessment

Dyslexia Assessment


If you are concerned that your child might be dyslexic, it is a good idea to discuss these concerns with your child's class teacher and School SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and to maintain dialogue with them throughout the assessment process.


The assessment usually lasts between two and three hours and includes the following:


  •  Questionnaire linked to medical/ educational history
  •  Comprehensive assessment of cognitive/intellectual abilities, e.g., visual and verbal skills, memory, processing speeds;
  •  Assessment and detailed analysis of phonological and literacy skills, including timed tests of reading and of writing;
  •  An appraisal of strengths and coping strategies.
  •  Recommendations for School/ College / University etc

The tests are standardised and so provide evidence of performance relative to a 'norm.'


Access Arangements in Exams


Children and adults previously diagnosed with specific learning difficulties or dyslexia will be tested to assess current skill levels (e.g. reading and spelling) in order to provide test scores and information to the school/course.


Handwriting assessment may be used to determine eligibility and support applications for extra time in examinations.


It is the school’s responsibility to interpret these scores and make an application to the appropriate examining body.


Disabled Student Allowance


If you wish to apply for funding through the Disabled Students' Allowances, you must complete and submit the DSA1 form (available at: www.direct.gov.uk/dsa ). You will be required to provide proof of your disability. In the case of dyslexia a full dyslexia assessment as set out above, fulfills this criteria. A copy of your diagnostic report and completed forms should then be sent back to your funding body.




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