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We offer a clinical assessment with our in-house EP or Assistant EP located in Wadeson Street Dyslexia Centre.  The fixed fee assessment provides an affordable diagnostic assessment for parents, (adults and work related assessments see DSA assessments) who are concerned about possible underachievement, or are concerned that specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia may be affecting the academic performance of a child. This is a thorough clinical assessment, but does not include a school visit with observations. This assessment is not suitable for complex legal or tribunal cases or education health and care plan.

Email:  Practice manager

or Call 0207 018 0210

Fixed Fee Assessment for Children:

With whom:
Tim Francis B.Ed, B.Sc, M.Sc , C.Psychol, AFBPsS   Educational Psychologist
Fee £450 (£480 with assessment of number) all major debit/credit cards accepted

Where: Assessments take place in:

Dyslexia Centre,
7 Wadeson Street,
E2 9DR

Telephone 0207 018 0210

Note about our fees. You will find many psychologists assessments at much higher fees. Often this is because you will be assessed by an "Associate", this means that the owner of the practice will be taking a cut from the fee.  

Diagnostic educational assessment mainly using restricted tests only available to users with high level qualifications.

  • Preliminary discussion and background information gathering

  • Taking of  developmental history

  • Handwriting assessment under a number of different stressors

  • Visual stress screening (coloured overlays) 
  • Reading assessment

  • Spelling  assessment

  • Reading comprehension assessment

  • Assessment of phonological processing
  • Reading speed measurement
  • Full psychometric assessment using Wechsler Test appropriate to age (WPPSI, WISC, WAIS).   Identification of areas of specific weakness and strength.  Identification of specific learning difficulties or general learning difficulties

  • Post assessment analysis with parents or adult client

  • Formulation of ways forward and outline intervention plan

  • Recommendations discussed and explained re: Disabled Student Allowance (DSA); included in final report to facilitate application for this grant, if applicable

  • Examination access arrangements discussed and included in final report if appropriate

  • Completion of Form 8 if appropriate.

  • Full and comprehensive typed report e-mailed within 14 days for initial agreement. We can offer a three day emergency service for an additional fee, prior agreement only.

  • Hard copy of report signed and delivered by first class post if requested

  • Follow up telephone advice

How long:
Two to three hours.  

From whom:
Timothy Francis B.Ed, B.Sc., M.Sc., C.Psychol, AFBPsS or Henry Wood BA, MSc, MBPsS


Tim Francis B.Ed, B.Sc, M.Sc , C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Health Care Professions Council registered: Educational Psychologist
British Psychological Society registered Chartered Psychologist
Associate fellow of British Psychological Society
Member of Division of educational and child psychologists
11 years teaching experience
23 years experience as an educational psychologist. 

Age: 60 years. 

Work Experience
2004 - Current: Fully independent practice, owner director of Wadeson Street Dyslexia Centre.
1995/2004 Main Grade Educational Psychologist:: SEN Tribunals, Supervision of Portage Service (Pre school SEN Provision) 8 years, Physical Difficulties School 6 years, Autistic Spectrum Unit 5 years, Infant Autistic Spectrum Unit 4 years, Learning difficulties Unit 4 years, EBD school 2 years, Support to 3 large secondary schools 9 years, 2 FE college (Adult work) 9 years, 12 Infant and primary schools 9 years.
1994/5 Independent Behaviour Support Specialist
1991/4 Educational Guidance Service (Behaviour Support Team) Southwark.
1989/91 Attendance Support Centre ILEA/Southwark
1986/91 Morpeth School: Teacher. ILEA Tower Hamlets
1984 Medway Towns Young Unemployed Project: Skills Instructor
1980/4 Back packing world.
1979/80 Hartwells: Motor Trade, Oxford.
1976/7 ERD: Electrical Wholesale, Oxford
1975/6 Clerk: National Health Service, Oxford

1994/5 Institute of Education, London M.Sc Educational Psychology
1988/92 University of East London B.Sc Psychology
1984/6 Avery Hill College B.Ed
1977/9 Bournemouth and Poole Tech. College Motor Vehicle, Full Tech.
1973/5 Cheney Grammar School 2 "A" Levels
1969/73 Bayswater School 7 "O" Levels

Professional memberships
Health Professions Council registered Educational Psychologist
British Psychological Society registered Chartered Psychologist
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society
Member of Division of Child and Educational Psychologists
Member Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice