It helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and speak. It does this by providing pre-school education diagnosis in preschool education at its Family Centre, along with help, support and advice for families all over the UK. Help from private tutors and others outside of the school may be very effective but also quite expensive. Some public school services, which are free, are only provided if a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, the most common of which is difficulty with language and reading.
Public schools have professionals trained to make a diagnosis. They do not charge a fee for these services. If you disagree with the school’s diagnosis, you have the right to ask for further testing or to seek a diagnosis from a professional in private practice. Similarly, if the school does not think it necessary to assess your child, you may want to seek a diagnosis from a professional in private practice. Remember, in order to qualify for special education services or accommodations, your child must have a diagnosis that clearly shows he or she has a learning disability that meets the criteria defined by law.