During the past 18 months I have had reason to call on the services of Essential Psychology on several occasions to assess students who are suspected of having a Specific Learning Difficulty (predominantly dyslexia). On each occasion I have found the inputs of Dr Jo Davies and Mrs Jo Bartholomew to be insightful and informative. The information that they have provided verbally and within the Educational Psychologist Reports has enabled me to write learning plans and access letters that are student centric and informative to training staff. I have been particularly impressed by their reliability and punctuality, in my role it is rare to be able to set a time and date and not have to make continued adjustments. Their diligence and dependability has enabled me to plan assessments well in advance so that they limit the amount of time that students are taken out of class (normally in the morning when students are more alert). The quality of reports are second to none, I have read assessments from other practitioners which look like carbon copies of each other. This has not been my experience with Essential Psychology who take their time to ensure that each report details the story of each student’s individual strengths and challenges. I would be happy to recommend Essential Psychology to any training establishment seeking a high-quality assessment of a student suspected of having a Specific Learning Difficulty.