What If I Think I Might Be Dyslexic
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia affects individuals in a number of ways. Dyslexia commonly affects people's spelling, reading, writing, organisation and short-term memory. However, it can also affect people's ability to perform well in other areas, such as maths and languages. Dyslexia is not linked in any way to intelligence, and many people studying successfully at degree level and beyond have been diagnosed as dyslexic.
How can I find out if I am dyslexic?
The University has a procedure in place for assisting students who think they may be dyslexic. The first thing to do is make an appointment to see a Disability Adviser in Disability Services. You can do this by dropping into the Student Centre, or by telephoning (01642) 342277 for an appointment. The Adviser will go through a Dyslexia Checklist with you and explain how to obtain a formal diagnostic assessment for Dyslexia.
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The Adviser will be able to explain to you the sort of support that is
available and will help you apply for any funding that you may be eligible
for. It is important that you see the Adviser if you have any
requirements such as specific exam arrangements since the University cannot
implement such support without confirmation from the Disability Adviser.