Summer Term 2021   Welcome to Coast Education 

We are now carrying out limited face-to-face profile dyslexia  assessments (please see below). Full Diagnostic Assessments, including for Disabled Students' Allowance, will commence in the near future. Thank you for your patience.  

Dyslexia Portfolio with Ability Assessment 

This assessment takes place in your home or at your child's school (subject to school permission). The assessment used  is the GL Dyslexia Portfolio combined with a standardised  ability assessment of verbal and non-verbal abilities. This enables your son or daughter to be placed into a Dyslexia Category (for example, A = no dyslexia signs, E = severe dyslexia). This assessment is more in-depth than a dyslexia screening but not a full assessment. It takes approximately one and a half hours. The assessor, Denise Hawkes, has an open enhanced DBS which schools can access online for checks. 

Standardised Measures are taken of: 

  • Reading skills

  • Spelling skills

  • Writing rate

  • Underlying cognitive processing skills (verbal/working memory and naming speed linked to dyslexia).

  • Verbal and Non-verbal abilities

You receive a printed report, expert interpretation and standardised scores.  These can be compared to your son or daughter's expected levels and scores. Additionally,  they can be compared to the peer group. 

This is not a full diagnostic dyslexia assessment, but gives an indication of dyslexic-type difficulties, areas which need support and ways forward at home and school. It also indicates whether or not a full diagnostic  assessment should be undertaken in the future. Please fill in the 'Contact Page' for details. The cost is £195 plus 50p per mile from BN15 return. 

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Your assessor will undertake a 30 minute Covid-19 test on the morning of an assessment. Anyone with whom she is likely to come into contact with during a screening assessment in your home is also requested to undertake a 30 minute test (parents, student) before she arrives. You will also be asked to sign a declaration of health. 

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. 

To book, please email denise@coast-education.co.uk. Assessments are available mornings only. 

Specialist Live 1:1 Zoom Tuition (Key Stages 1-4) (Fully booked at present)

For students with diagnosed or suspected dyslexia or dyscalculia. 

  • Enjoyable, fun,  lessons via Zoom with with a specialist tutor.

  • First 30 minutes is free (trial and 'getting to know you!') 

  • Easy to access (you just click on the link you are sent)

  • Resources (word cards, quizzes and games) are sent out to you once a week (to keep).

  • Stickers for a Reward Card are sent out weekly (for a small present once the card is full!)

  • Lessons for Secondary Students can be spread over 90 minutes (30 minutes face-to-face, 30 minutes independent and then 30 minutes).

  • Lessons can cover basics such as  key spelling skills, key word reading skills, phonics up to  GCSE Literature and Language Skills. Some basic skills maths tuition is sometimes available. 

Please complete and return the word forms below (mobile seen at the bottom of the page) if you are interested in tuition.