Screen4Dyslexia was founded by Paloma Forde in April 2015 when she became concerned about the growing gap between early Dyslexia screening and early intervention. She is a practising teacher and currently works in a Surrey Prep school as the Head of Learning Support, as well as working for St Mary’s University as a link tutor for students’ teacher training to work in SEN schools. She has been involved with children with Special Educational Needs for nearly 20 years. She has BA QTS and a Master’s Degree in Education (SEN – Autism) is a member of the British Dyslexia Society and is qualified to administer CLR2 & 3 tests (Pearson assessment).
The main idea behind Screen4Dyslexia was that many parents were seeking full Educational Psychology assessments for their child and often many were coming back with either a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexic in nature) or no diagnosis at all with some children being referenced as ‘Literacy difficulties’. The costs of these reports were and are in the region of between £400-£650 each, often making it difficult for parents to pay for. Many of the tests required the same/similar qualification to that of a SENCO so Paloma realised that she could offer more affordable assessments and more importantly ‘Dyslexia Screening’ for a fraction of the cost. Once a child has been screened and is showing signs of Dyslexia, then that is the time to work on an intervention. No diagnosis is needed to begin ‘early successful intervention’.
Paloma has been travelling across Surrey and many London boroughs providing Dyslexia Screening for over a year, however this has limited the clientele that could be reached due to travel constraints. By recently becoming an affiliate member of Nessy, the hugely successful company providing screening, training and learning for children with Dyslexia, Paloma is now able to widen her horizons and offer a variety of services using Nessy products via an online route. She continues to travel to clients' houses offering screeners, specialised tuition and other educational assessments, but using Nessy now allows her to work with children online.
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