The Dyscovery Centre was set up in 1997 by Professor Amanda Kirby to provide services for children and adults with developmental disorders. Since that time it has become a specialist and highly respected centre of excellence that provides bespoke clinical services, undertakes research in developmental disorders and offers consultancy services and training, as well as CPD courses.

Both clinically and through its research activities the team aims to help individuals with the challenges of living with a developmental disorder. If you are interested in research regarding dyspraxia and other developmental disorders, have a look on the Research Dyscovery website.

The clinical team specialise in assessment and intervention for Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. All members are State Registered, qualified, experienced in developmental disorders, and adhere to professional standards and Codes of Practice. We specialise in children and adults and take referrals from statutory and voluntary bodies as well as directly from individuals.

For children, these services include assessments of their educational needs, their general development and factors that influence their skills. We also offer family consultations, advice for parents and schools, and skills training for both children and their parents.

For adults, we offer assessments of developmental disorders such as Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are also able to carry out workplace assessments and offer guidance and support for employment and workplace adjustments, and can help employers to support their employees to perform to the best of their abilities.

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More information regarding the specific services we offer can be found via the menu on the left. And do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you are thinking about using our services, need some guidance or would simply like more information!