Providing diagnostic assessments for Children and Adults; training for Schools, Parents and Employers.  

Dyslexia is a Specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. In order to support both children and adults with dyslexia we offer full Diagnostic Assessments from £450 (incl.)  
The Department of Education has confirmed that it will accept Remote Evaluations of Need until March 31st 2021- if this is needed please fill out the adult questionnaire and we will send further details to you. We also offer remote Work Place Neeeds assessments. Dyslexia Awareness Training to Schools and Companies is both onsite and online . We also offer a bespoke Mentoring service for Specialist Assessors renewing their APC and Remote Needs Assessments for adults in work. For current booking availability please go to the Calender below. 
" E says he had a lovely time and the tests were fun! Thank you SO much for your help today ...you have been so kind to our little chap; E apparently came out very perky and happy, having been pretty nervous when they were on the way this morning.  
NEW! our Positive Dyslexia Youtube channel has some free webinars for parents to view. Email info@positivedyslexia.co.uk with any queries. 

Who We Work With  

We carry out Diagnostic assessments for pre and post 16 year olds. Our assessors are based nationally and can offer a quick turnaround. 
We can offer full diagnostic assessments and support to help parents enable their children reach their potential. 
Are you meeting the Equality Act (2010) for your employees? We run Accredited awareness training for organisations and Needs assessments for employees.  
We can offer INSET training at competitive rates and we can carry out Group screenings or carry out testing for Exam Access Arrangements 

Conferences / Events  

Positive Dyslexia is proud to announce its 1st Annual Conference was held at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool on the 8th November 2019. 
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Conference 
- a neurological Approach 
"I just wanted to say a huge thank-you for today! The conference you organised was absolutely fantastic! I had such a lovely day and I learnt so much. Everything was great!" Delegate. 
Our recent training -addressing the 'Need' in SEN has been recorded and had an excellent range of speakers discussing how to support children with dyslexa. dyscalculia and behavioural issues. Purchase through Eventbrite or email us. 
Our recent webinars for the Lexplore Analytics Summer School (see right hand picture) can be purchased here; 

How to Book an assessment or a training day?  

We have assessors and trainers nationally so we hope to be able  
to find you a date within the near future. 

Availability is seen in green below- please email if you require a particular date 

Katrina Cochrane, Dyslexia specialist

Who are Positive Dyslexia 

Positive Dyslexia was set up in 2016 by Katrina Cochrane, in order to raise awareness of dyslexia and co-occuring difficulties and support the needs of both Adults and Children. We can also help employers, schools and parents. 
 
Katrina Cochrane, has spent nearly 25 years in education - this is her 20th year as a a Dyslexia Specialist. She spent 14 years with Dyslexia Action as Principal and Southern Regional Manager then 4 with the British Dyslexia Association as Head of Education and Policy. She has been a tutor for teachers on the Dyslexia Action PostGraduate Diploma course. (Dyslexia) and has just finished co-writing the new Accredited Level 7 course for specialist teachers for the BDA. Katrina has written SASC Accredited courses for the BDA as well as presenting her own training and is a long standing APC Reviewer for them. She is currently helping the BDA set up a Mentoring Service. 
 
Katrina is an Associate Trainer and Assessor for the BDA as well as her own work with Positive Dyslexia. Katrina has co-written two books on Dyslexia and presented many training sessions and webinars and was very proud to receive an Award at the last BDA Awards Dinner for going "Above and Beyond". 
Fully DBS checked 
Professional Indemnity insurance 
Member of BDA Accreditation Board 
SASC Board Member (Standards of Assessment SpLD Committee)2012-2020 
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