Positive Dyslexia Ltd, for pre and post 16 Assessments , training and conferences  

Thank you to everyone who attended, exhibited or spoke at our Liverpool Conference.  
"I became aware of the Conference through Lexplore, as our School has recently invested in their programme. I was very glad that I was able to attend, and found all the speakers had something that was relevant to our school for me to report back on. 
The chance to speak to the experts was valuable and I managed to get further information from Readerpens and Praxis.We have in fact decided to invest in the Aravis font, by Crossbow Education. 
Thank you for all the arrangements in a well organised day.'  
Our next event is our Dyscalculia Masterclass on 3rd December. 

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 was on 11th November 2021 at the Adelphi Hotel. We had 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 
For our virtual Dyscalculia Masterclass we have an amazing set of speakers and the day will be recorded. 

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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