Specific Learning Difficulties

At Bright Psychology we:

  • assess adults in education and employment with a range of specific learning difficulties
  • are trained to a high standard in a number of professional psychological applications
  • deliver face-to-face assessment in a sensitive and informative way and provide helpful and informative feedback to highlight strengths and identify areas of difficulty

Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is an umbrella term which refers to a difficulty somebody may have with particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLD’s are dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia and dysgraphia. SpLD’s can affect people in a variety of different ways but it is often the case that is difficult to see the effects they have on someone as they may not be visible.

Having an accurate diagnosis and being heard is important, as unsupported learning difficulties can lead to emotional distress, frustration and low self-esteem.

Bright Psychology have undertaken assessment of students for Specific Learning Difficulties for Heriot-Watt University over the past 6  years. The service is reliable and reports are finalised and delivered to the University with accuracy and efficiency. Students are treated with consideration and the assessment reports are detailed and thorough.

Bright have also delivered staff training in the form of awareness raising about the testing methods used and results used in the assessments which was beneficial to Disability Service Staff. Staff feel able to discuss individual cases, where appropriate, and ask advice.

In summary, Bright Psychology provides a friendly, professional, efficient service.

Lorraine Vallance
Disability Service Manager 
Heriot-Watt University