Evidence of SpLDs
All new students who wish to request special examination arrangements due to a specific learning difficulty have to supply a post-16 psychological assessment report which is not more than three years old. This assessment will be used to make the most appropriate exam arrangements for you, and these will continue during the whole of your course of study.
A copy of your assessment report must be provided to Disability Services for the appropriate examination arrangements.to be recommneded to the Exam Office. If you have provided an up to date assessment report Disability Services will also provide you with 'yellow stickers' to attach to your coursework and exams. Please note that in order for the above to be implemented you must make contact with Disability Services and register. Support arrangements including the provision fo yellow stickres are not automatic.
SpLD labels for consideration when marking
'Yellow stickers' and a PDF electronic label are issued when appropriate to students with specific learning difficulties to attach to assessed coursework and examination scripts. The labels alert markers to the SpLD in order that students are not penalised for errors made due to their SpLD.
Dyslexia Specialist Tuition
Students in receipt of a Disabled Students Allowance, or who have an alternative funding source, can receive specialist tuition from our qualified dyslexia professional. If you are not in receipt of this allowance, but have difficulties associated with a specific learning difficulty, then please contact Disability Services and we will make arrangements to discuss and evaluate your study support needs.
Tuition is available on campus and can be arranged by contacting Disability Services (tel: 024 76150641 or e-mail: email@example.com). Tuition is provided on an hourly basis at a time pre-arranged with our Dyslexia Tutor, Sue Walter, or one of our Associate Tutors. Sue can be contacted on ext. 50068 (024 76150068) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and she also coordinates all the referrals to our associates' network.
An initial meeting will be arranged to agree a programme of tuition with you in line with your individual needs and requirements. Tuition can take place on a weekly, fortnightly or less regular basis with the agreement of the tutor.
For the first meeting you need to take along a copy of your Dyslexia Assessment Report, your course handbook and, if appropriate, the piece of writing you are currently working on.
Students are encouraged to meet with the Dyslexia Tutor, rather than receive e-mailed comments on written work. E-mail dyslexia support and out of hours tuition can be arranged for part-time and distance learning students, those attending evening lectures/seminars and any others where daytime appointments cannot be made.
Wherever practicable, students must give at least 48 hours notice to the Dyslexia Tutor of their inability to attend scheduled tuition. Where the appointment is on a Monday, then notice should be given the previous Friday. Failure to attend a maximum of 3 sessions without formal cancellation will result in a review of the service provided to you.
Dyslexia tuition is not a proofreading service. Your dyslexia tutor will discuss a sample of your work with you and give you feedback but the emphasis should be on you developing your own editing strategies with the use of assistive technology.
During the spring and summer term, tuition for revision and examination techniques is offered, including addressing how to make best use of any additional examination time allowed.
Students in receipt of a Disabled Students Allowance, or who have an alternative funding source, can receive support from a note taker when this is recommended and approved. If you are not in receipt of this allowance, but have difficulties, then please contact Disability Services and we will make arrangements to discuss and evaluate your study support needs.
Use of recording devices in lectures
Many students with specific learning difficulties find it helpful to make a recording of lectures to supplement the notes they can take themselves.
If you have a formal Dyslexia Assessment and would like more information about Disabled Students Allowances, please click here.
If you think you might be dyslexic and want to know what to do next, then contact us.