Being diagnosed with dyslexia can help you to understand your strengths, as well as why you might’ve struggled with things that others seem to find easy. A diagnosis can also help family, friends, school, TAFE, universities and employers to know how best to support you in your work, study and home life. It can also help when you need to apply for support services at TAFE or university.
As a person who wasn’t diagnosed until my late 20s, I finally had an understanding of what was wrong with me, which helped me to get the support I needed at university. My diagnosis has also helped me to explain to employers that I have difficulties in some areas, but reassure them that I have the skills and support that I need to complete the work that they need.
It’s important not to let your diagnosis become a psychological barrier: where you are the disability, rather than the disability being just a part of you. After my diagnosis I grieved for what I felt I had missed, if only I had been diagnosed earlier. I went through anger, depression and frustration before I got to:
Acceptance – I still struggle with this, but I have accepted that I see the world a little differently to other people and that’s what makes the world go round. (And I still have bad days where I ring my mum and cry about it!)
- $2000.00 Employer or organisations
- $1500.00 Individual fee paying
- $1250.00 Students and concession cardholder
Medicare does not cover the costs of a neuropsychology assessment. Some costs may be covered through private health insurance. It is your responsibility to determine this with your health fund.
- 10% deposit at the time of booking.
- 50% payment at first appointment and then final payment at the second appointment
Appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours or a cancellation fee of $365.00 will apply.
10% deposit can be paid by direct debit to:
Dear Dyslexic Foundation
Your First Name and Last Name
BSB: 633 000
Account: 160 943 536
Our clinic is located at 842 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North