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" (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 from £500. We may be able to support children who are in receipt of free school meals with a discount -please contact us.
Evaluations of Need (EoNs), produced up to and including 30th June 2021 will continue to be acceptable evidence in support of an application for the Disabled Students' Allowance.- if this is needed please fill out the adult questionnaire and we will send a Zoom link to you . From 1st March 2021, diagnostic assessments, carried out in person (face-to-face), by remote video platform (remote assessment1) or a combination of both methods, and which follow the recommended SASC report formats to reach diagnostic conclusions regarding the evidence for a specific learning difficulty will be accepted as evidence for application for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.We also offer remote Work Place Needs assessments. Dyslexia Awareness Training to Schools and Companies can be onsite or online . We also offer a bespoke Mentoring service for Specialist Assessors renewing their APC . 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 email@example.com with any queries.
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.
New! Supporting Children in the Classroom (and at home) Our 6 week course ( one session a week) starts February 2021.
All training is accredited for CPD. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-children-with-spld-in-the-classroom-6-week-course-tickets-134647330791
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
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