Screening for dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties
Any student registered with the University can book a screening appointment with the learning support team. We currently offer screening for dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
Who can get a screening?
If you or your course tutors think you might have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you can book a screening appointment with a member of the Learning Support Team.
What does screening involve?
The screening lasts about 2 hours and involves the completion of a series of short tests, some of them timed, in order to identify a profile of strengths and weaknesses. This is combined with a discussion to highlight possible strategies which you could use to make your learning more effective. The results of the screening remain confidential and are not disclosed to anyone without your permission.
What happens next?
- Screening results do not confirm that you have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD), but give us an indication of whether you are likely to benefit from a full assessment by an appropriate professional. You will need this full assessment to confirm whether you do have a SpLD.
- Exam accommodations or other reasonable adjustments cannot be made until appropriate evidence is received and after a further consultation with a member of the Learning Support team.
How much does it cost?
The screening process is free; however costs are involved if you wish to be referred for a full assessment. You may be able to apply for funding to cover some of the costs and this will be discussed at the initial consultation.
How do I book a screening appointment?
For further information or to book an appointment, please contact the Learning Support Team.