We are Positive about Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a Specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. In order to suport both children and adults with dyslexia we offer full Diagnostic Assessments from £450 (incl.) , and Dyslexia Awareness Training to Schools and Companies both onsite and online . We also offer a bespoke Mentoring service for Specialist Assessors renewing their APC.
"I have just been speaking to D on the phone after your assessment of E this morning. She is over the moon with the outcome of his time with you, and E says he had a lovely time and the tests were fun! You really seem to have been so reassuring for D & J, and I well remember that feeling of relief after Jonathan had his assessment forty three years ago! 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. We are so grateful to you ."
NEW! Worried about your child's progress during lockdown? For £50 we will test current literacy levels- fully refundable against a full diagnostic assessment if you go ahead with this within 3 months. Fill out the child questionnaire and ask for this service. Our recent webinars on Making it Multisensory, Reading, Study Skills and Preparing your child to return to School can be purchased here https://bit.ly/30H4RN4
Who We Work With
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 webinars for the Lexplore Analytics Summer School (see right hand picture) can be purchased here;
All four webinars can be purchased individually or as a package for oonly £25.00. CPD Certificates available on request.
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.
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".
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Member of BDA Accreditation Board
SASC Board Member (Standards of Assessment SpLD Committee)2012-2020