Our mission

Our mission

Our mission

Our CEO, Jamie, who struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout school, realised his potential only after diagnosis. His journey taught him that understanding and leveraging personal strengths and mitigating challenges can significantly improve life outcomes. However, sadly, due to the expense of formal assessments, not everyone can afford to get one.


It was this insight and some alarming statistics - such as 80% of dyslexic schoolchildren remaining undiagnosed and half of the adult prison population having dyslexia - that drove Jamie, Sophie and Leo to set up Talamo.


So, our mission is to democratise access to dyslexia assessment, and to empower more individuals to realise their potential.

Our CEO, Jamie, who struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout school, realised his potential only after diagnosis. His journey taught him that understanding and leveraging personal strengths and mitigating challenges can significantly improve life outcomes. However, sadly, due to the expense of formal assessments, not everyone can afford to get one.


It was this insight and some alarming statistics - such as 80% of dyslexic schoolchildren remaining undiagnosed and half of the adult prison population having dyslexia - that drove Jamie, Sophie and Leo to set up Talamo.


So, our mission is to democratise access to dyslexia assessment, and to empower more individuals to realise their potential.

Our CEO, Jamie, who struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout school, realised his potential only after diagnosis. His journey taught him that understanding and leveraging personal strengths and mitigating challenges can significantly improve life outcomes. However, sadly, due to the expense of formal assessments, not everyone can afford to have one get one.

Driven by this insight and alarming statistics such as 80% of dyslexic schoolchildren remaining undiagnosed and 50% of the adult prison population having dyslexia - Jamie along with Sophie and Leo founded Talamo.

Our research

Our research

Our research

At Talamo, research is paramount. We recently conducted a study with 850 UK school children across 15 schools, ensuring a diverse demographic representation.


This included collaborations with two dyslexia specialist schools, which provided comparison groups for us to train our model. Our methodology combined logistic regression and spikey profile assessments, which provided a two-pronged approach to achieve accurate results.

Our tool has been age-standardised to ensure accuracy across all age groups ages 7-16. Achieving a 94% accuracy rate, our model is now approaching parity of human assessors, underscoring the reliability of our screening tool.

Looking ahead, we aim to enhance our tool’s precision further. In March 2024, we will test on an additional 1,000 UK pupils, aiming to refine our assessment’s accuracy. This upcoming research will culminate in a whitepaper, detailing our advancements and ongoing commitment to neurodiversity.


At Talamo, our continuous improvement ethos ensures our dyslexia assessment tool is both effective and trustworthy, and we will not stop in our pursuit of having the most accurate dyslexia test available.


If you have questions on our research methodology, please contract get in touch.

Core team

Core team

Core team

Our leadership team is made up of design, tech and dyslexia experts.

Our leadership team is made up of design, tech and dyslexia experts.

Our leadership team is made up of design, tech and dyslexia experts.

Jamie Wace
Jamie Wace
Jamie Wace

His experience with dyslexia inspired Talamo’s formation, direction and ongoing strategy.

Sophie Dick
Sophie Dick
Sophie Dick

Her background in commercial strategy and management ensures we run a tight ship.

Leo Thornton
Leo Thornton
Leo Thornton

Leo brings his high standards, honed at the best tech agencies, to design Talamo.

Sally-Ann Morrison
Sally-Ann Morrison
Sally-Ann Morrison

Her experience as a leading assessor and trainer of assessors ensures our reports are rigorous and accurate.

A leading assessor, and trainer of assessors, ensuring our reports are useful and accurate.

Partners

Partners

Partners

We've partnered with up some of the best and most forward-thinking schools across the UK.

We've partnered with up some of the best and most forward-thinking schools across the UK.

We've partnered with up some of the best and most forward-thinking schools across the UK.

Moon Hall
Moon Hall

Moon Hall

A leading dyslexia school based in Reigate

Plymouth College
Plymouth College

Plymouth College

An independent junior and senior school based in Plymouth

Lingfield College
Lingfield College

Lingfield College

An independent junior and senior school based in Surrey

St Peter's Leatherhead
St Peter's Leatherhead

St Peter's Leatherhead

A junior school based in Leatherhead

Fairford Academy
Fairford Academy

Fairford Academy

A junior school based in Bexleyheath

LIPA 6th Form
LIPA 6th Form

LIPA 6th Form

A performing arts sixth form college based in Liverpool

The King’s School, Canterbury
The King’s School, Canterbury

The King’s School, Canterbury

A junior and senior public school in Canterbury

Bruern Abbey
Bruern Abbey

Bruern Abbey

A top dyslexia school based in Oxfordshire

The Abbey, Reading
The Abbey, Reading
The Abbey, Reading

A selective junior and senior school based in Reading

University Academy
Long Sutton
University Academy
Long Sutton
University Academy
Long Sutton

A junior and senior school based in Peterborough

Unlock your child's potential

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Unlock your child's potential

Get started now to find out more about your your child's dyslexia status and unique set of skills