DCAS is a specialist dyslexia support service for schools, colleges, universities and individuals. We aim to empower and equip dyslexic learners and those who teach or work alongside them in order to minimize the impact of dyslexia on daily life and self-esteem.


  • Dyslexia screening
  • Full diagnostic assessments
  • Assessments for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Assessments for exam access arrangements
  • Training
  • Consultancy Services

Our consultants meet the criteria listed below:

  • Qualified to Level 7 in SpLD
  • Associate member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
  • SASC registered

    Dyslexia Screening

    Dyslexia screening provides a very useful indicator of whether or not someone is at risk of having dyslexia. We offer screening from age 6.6 upwards. The screening test takes approximately 45 minutes and we can deliver the results the same day.

    Full Diagnostic Assessment

    Our consultants use a range of nationally and internationally standardised tests in order to build up a detailed profile and give you the most accurate results. Every assessment report comes with a range of practical strategies and recommendations. Diagnostic assessments take approximately 3 hours and can be conducted in your school, college, university, workplace or home.

    Assessments for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

    If you are starting a university course and have dyslexia, you may be entitled to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Assessments for DSA take approximately 3 hours and can be conducted in your college, university or home.

    Assessments for exam access arrangements

    When it come exams , having the right access arrangements such as 25% extra time, a reader or a scribe can make a big difference for a student with dyslexia. Our tests are approved by SASC and meet the JCQ guidelines.


    Whether it’s one staff member or a team of over 100 staff we can help you to create a dyslexia friendly environment and raise awareness through our bespoke training sessions. All training sessions are tailored to suit the needs of your establishment. Sessions can be 1 hour, a half-day or a full-day.

    Consultancy and advice

    We can help to ensure your establishment excels at supporting people with dyslexia. We offer an initial dyslexia audit consultation to assess the needs of your establishment. We then work with you to help you to implement a robust system for identifying and supporting dyslexic learners.

    If you are interested in any of our
    services or think
    you may be dyslexic, call us on
    or contact us using the link below.
    Dyslexia Screening Test & Report £80
    Full Diagnostic Assessment & Report £380
    Screening Test & Full Diagnostic Report £450
    Assessment for Access Arrangements £80 (Group discounts available)
    Consultancy - full day (5 hours) £380
    Consultancy - half day (3 hours) £230
    Consultancy - 1 hour £80
    Training - full day (5 hours) £380-500*
    Training - half day (3 hours) £230-£400*
    Training - 1 hour £100-200*
    *Prices may vary subject to number of attendees and travel costs Training and assesment can be incorporated into a consultancy session
    What our Customers
    Say About Our Services:

    The support we've received from DCAS has been invaluable. As well as screening and assessment work, DCAS have worked with the SENCo and Teaching Assistants in school to provide information and advice on how best to meet the needs of children with specific literacy difficulties and dyslexia both in class and through interventions. As a school we now feel more confident with the provision we make for these children.

    Jen Griffin, Deputy Headteacher, Bowker Vale Primary School, Middleton

    As a school, we have been using the services of DCAS for over a year and have found the service to be of a high quality, while still friendly and approachable. Our pupils were put at ease during the dyslexia testing and the certification and evidence we were given was invaluable when applying for Access Arrangements with the examination boards.  We look forward to continued support and relations with DCAS

    Claire Bamford, SENCO, Trinity Christian School, Stalybridge

    ‘Great delivery - very concise and to the point with lots of helpful advice for the classroom. Thank you.’

    Anna Strafford, Year 3 Teacher Greater Manchester

    ‘The training session on Dyslexia and Music was informative, practical and well communicated.'

    Adam Smikle, Guitar Tutor - Fidler Music

    ‘Really useful as a teacher to become more aware of the signs we should look out for. Also interesting to experience how it might feel to have dyslexia.’

    Michael Burgess - Year 4 Teacher Greater Manchester

    ‘Useful and simple strategies! The training session has given me lots of ideas and a better understanding of dyslexia.’

    Nicola Hewitt, Deputy Headteacher, St George's C of E Primary School, Tameside.

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