We offer diagnostic assessments and a range of CPD options 

Dyslexia is a Specific Learning difficulty that "primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling" (Rose 2009) but is often so much more than this. In order to support both children and adults with dyslexia we offer full Diagnostic Assessments . The cost is £500. We may be able to support children who are in receipt of free school meals with a discount -please contact us. 
" 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. " 
‘Coming for the dyslexia test was a way for me to say to my son ‘we’ve got your back on this’. I told him there were no right or wrong answers, to just do his best and it would help us and his teachers understand how to make things better for him. 
So he approached the test without anxiety, Katrina made sure the setting was relaxed and calm which meant we got a very useful report. ’  
We are returning to Liverpool on November 11th for our 2nd Annual Conference. https://bit.ly/3lH5GhT.  

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 


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 
"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 second Conference will be on 11th November 2021 at the Adelphi Hotel. We have as Key Note speakers 
Professor Anna Barnett 
Dr Marketa Caravolas 
Dr Meesha Warmington as well as 
Sally Ann Morrison, Praxis 
Judy Hornigold 
Philippa Vance , Toucan Education 
Julia Clouter, Scanning Pens 
Early bird and Student prices . 

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". (see photo taken at the BDA Awards Dinner). 
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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