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Dyslexia assessments

At White Rose Dyslexia Centre Ltd in Sheffield, we undertake dyscalculia and dyslexia assessments and more, offering a range of specialist services.

Who we are

Meet the White Rose Dyslexia Centre team

We’re a small, dedicated team here at the White Rose Dyslexia Centre. We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with dyslexia and dyscalculia, as well as helping employers and educators do the same. From carrying out assessments and diagnostic tests to helping people find the information they need to access the right support, we’re here to help. Please contact the team today for more information about what we can do.

Vicky Shaw

About Vicky:

Vicky has a background in secondary, as well as post-16 education, then moved on to senior management roles in both the public and private sector.  During the last 23 years her focus has been on working with children and adults with specific learning difficulties, in both education and the workplace. Vicky conducts dyslexia screening tests, specialist workplace needs assessments, as well as exam access arrangements testing on behalf of the Centre.



B.Ed (Secondary Education)

Certificate in Persona Development

CCET+ Access Arrangements

BA Hons Psychology (ongoing)


Membership and licences:

Assoc. CIPD

British Psychological Society – RQTU

Jessica Simmonite

About Jessica:

Originally qualifying and working as a primary school teacher in 2007, Jess went on to specialise in teaching and assessing individuals with specific learning difficulties, as well as having an additional specialism in dyscalculia. Jess holds the required qualifications and practising certificates to enable her to conduct diagnostic assessments on behalf of the Centre, which are approved for DSA purposes, in addition to carrying out exam access arrangements testing.



BA Hons Primary Education

PG Cert SpLD Dyslexia

MA Education (Dyslexia)

BA Hons Psychology (ongoing)



Assessment Practising Certificate (Patoss Ltd)

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Get in touch

To find out more about the dyslexia assessments carried out by the team at White Rose Dyslexia Centre Ltd in Sheffield, please contact us by completing the form on this page.

Heather Shaw

About Heather:

Heather has a background in graphic design, but she joined the team in 2009 as a teaching assistant/administrator then, as the business expanded and developed, she took on the responsibility for our marketing and social media presence. An additional advantage is that Heather is dyslexic, so has the indisputable knowledge and experience of dyslexia in both education and the workplace.



E-image manipulation/production

Business and administration

Irlen Syndrome assessor (visual stress)

BA Hons Graphic Design – ongoing

Vanessa Tankard

About Vanessa:

Vanessa has joined our team more recently having more than 20 years experience of teaching in the further education (post 16) sector, as well as qualifying as a Mentor, Assessor, Internal Verifier, SENDCO, SpLD. Vanessa conducts diagnostic assessments for post-16 learners in FE/HE on our behalf (which are accepted for DSA purposes), she is also able to support us in exam access arrangements testing and workplace needs assessments.




PG Diploma in Language, Literacies and Dyslexia (ATS FE/HE, AMBDA)
SpLD APC - British Dyslexia Association

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