Schools & Organisations


Specialist Tutors

Teachers qualified to teach dyslexic students with learning difficulties take further specialist training. Therefore it is essential to ensure that tutors you pick are suitably qualified to teach you/your child.

There are many private tutors who work from home in the evening. Lessons take place after school. If you want to find a tutor, word of mouth is the best recommendation.


If you are looking for a specialist tutor, please make sure they:

* Are suitably qualified with a SpLD qualification.
* Regularly update their knowledge with suitable courses.
* Have references available- and do not be embarrassed at asking to see them.
* Have Certificates confirming police checks – and make sure these are up-to-date.

When teaching, does the teacher:

* Use a multi-sensory programme such as Hickey, Alpha to Omega etc?
* Feel qualified to undertake further assessments, as necessary?
* Have computer software to reinforce what the child has learnt and to stop the child from being bored?
* Follow the recommendations from any psychologist’s, school reports etc that are available?
* Liaise with the school as necessary?
* Give homework each week?
* Test at regular intervals to ensure progress is being made?
* Give out regular progress reports and do they charge extra for them?

Educational Psychologists can test for Dysgraphia

Educational Psychologists specialise in assessing people with Dysgraphia or other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Psychologists sometimes work for educational authorities, private companies or they may work on their own.

Educational Psychologists are specially trained to test students having learning difficulties.  It is essential to ensure that psychologist’s qualifications are up-to-date, and he has full insurance to assess you/your child.

Tests can take place in an office, workplace, home or on school premises, whichever is best suited for the student.


If you are looking for an independent psychologist, please make sure they:

* Are ‘Educational’ Psychologists – i.e., specialises in specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).
* Are ‘Chartered’ Psychologists – (meaning they are insured.)
* Regularly update their knowledge with suitable courses.
* Have references available – and do not be embarrassed at asking to see them.
* Have Certificates confirming police checks – and make sure these are up-to-date.


If you want to find a psychologist, word of mouth is the best recommendation.  Otherwise, you can see a list of educational psychologists from the various organisations below:

The British Psychology Society, further information here.

Educational Psychologists further information here.

Psychologist UK, further information here.