Alison Tallentire

Alison Tallentire

Having over 16 years experience in education from early years to PhD, I have supported individuals of all levels and abilities. I take pride in my personal approach and love seeing positive results from each individual. All dyslexia training and assessments are delivered by myself. I cover County Durham and surroundings areas including Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Richmond, Darlington and Durham.

I work with adults and children in:

• Early Years
• Primary
• Secondary
• Further Education
• Higher Education
• The Workplace

My qualifications include:

• APC (Assessment Practising Certificate)
• ATS (Advanced Teacher Status)
• PGCE Primary
• MA Education
• BA Ed (HONS) 1st Class

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Dyslexia Services

I am qualified to assess and support both children and adults with dyslexia from ages 4 to 80; and my years of experience in primary, secondary and FE/HE settings enable me to deliver a quality and person-centered service. I deliver dyslexia assessments, training for education and workplaces, and occupational adjustments. Please see below for more information:
Dyslexia Assessments And Diagnosis

Dyslexia Assessments And Diagnosis

Any individual aged between 4 and 80 can be assessed for dyslexia. Either an assessment or diagnosis will help us identify an individual's personal strengths and areas where support and development may prove useful.

A full diagnostic assessment for dyslexia is valid for the lifetime of the individual (Department for Education, 2019). It is therefore essential for any diagnosis to encompass all areas of need, whether this is in an educational or workplace setting.

How the assessment and diagnosis works:

• We meet to discuss the assessment and familiarise the individual, and their family with the process.
• An assessment is undertaken at a location of the individual’s choosing.
• Additional sessions may be required to ensure a thorough assessment.
• We meet to share the results and discuss my findings.

Dyslexia Training: Education / Workplace

Dyslexia Training: Education / Workplace

Upskill your staff to recognise dyslexia and understand what strengths an individual has, and where support may prove helpful. Investing in and supporting an individual with dyslexia is the gift that gives back.

My training will help you and your staff to achieve increased confidence. Strategies identified will gain greater engagement and higher attainment from your individual(s) at whatever stage they are with their learning.

How the CPD works:

• We meet to discuss your school or organisation’s needs.
• Key areas for development are noted and explored.
• Classroom strategies are investigated and identified.
• Short, medium and long term plans are drawn-up and explained.
• Follow-up visits to monitor action plans and progress can be made.

Workplace Adjustment And Compliance

Workplace Adjustment And Compliance

All businesses and organisations are required to make reasonable adjustments to support employees, and potential employees, with dyslexia under the Equality Act 2010.

Making occupational adjustments for employees with dyslexia will show your commitment to ethical practices and create a positive workplace culture. The report I will produce is specific to the individual and enables them to unlock their full potential.

How the support works:

• We meet to discuss the individual's role and any difficulties they may be facing, simultaneously identifying areas of strength.
• A report will be crafted based on the employers and employees’ needs.
• Follow-up meetings will be scheduled to monitor and adjust strategies, as the employee develops and progresses through their employment.