The Student Wellbeing Service can offer free screenings for specific learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. The first step is to complete our online screening form.
If the screening is suggestive of a specific learning difference, we can refer you to an educational psychologist. If the results are unclear or not suggestive of one of these conditions, we can support you to interpret the results and suggest appropriate support.
We also offer free autism screenings and advice about external referrals for diagnostic assessment – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8240 4353 to book an appointment.
Assessments are subsidised by the University, and we ask students to make a £100 contribution.
If you would have difficulty affording this, we can support you to apply for the Hardship Fund, to review if you are entitled to any financial assistance from the University.
What happens after my assessment?
If possible you will usually meet with the person who conducted your initial dyslexia screening to read through your report. This is because we like to make sure that you understand the content of the report. After we have read and explained the report, we will answer any further questions you may have.
If the report identified a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, we will create a personalised individual Learning Support Form (LSF) detailing information about your specific learning difference and recommending reasonable adjustments to support you at the University.
We can also help you apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) for further support, such as specialist tutoring and assistive technology.
If your diagnostic report does not identify a specific learning difference, we can discuss alternative support available and refer you for other academic support.