Dyslexia assessment for adults

Why get an assessment for Dyslexia as an adult?

Adults seek an assessment for a learning difficulty for a number of reasons, this includes:

  • A desire to know if there is a reason for their struggle to learn and remember information
  • Difficulties at work that are impeding their job satisfaction, or career development
  • Difficulties in personal life (e.g., relationships, managing finances, decision-making)
  • Difficulties in adult education settings such as Tafe or University.

what does an assessment involve?

The following is a brief summary of the general assessment process undertaken at our clinic. Please note that this is only a guide and each individual is assessed on individual needs.

An initial consultation

The first meeting with the speech & language pathologist will involve an informal interview.  It will involve a review of your medical, school, or work histories, as well as what has prompted the seeking of an assessment.

Assessment session(S)

The next step is to use appropriate assessment tools to gather the data necessary to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas of difficulty. This information will assist in determining a diagnosis and if required the best course of action. Speech & language pathologists are scientific in their approach to planning the best course of treatment, meaning that they will only recommend evidence-based intervention. 

Feedback session

In this meeting the speech & language pathologist will provide you with feedback from the assessment process that has undertaken.  They will discuss recommendations, and the best course of action.  


A report detailing the assessment, diagnosis and recommendations can be provided upon request.  This will be discussed with you at the initial consultation by the speech & language pathologist.