Supporting people with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) affecting many people. If you have been diagnosed with dyslexia, assessed as dyslexic or think you may be dyslexic, please register with Student Support and Wellbeing so that we can discuss how to help you.

Characteristics

A person with dyslexia may experience some of the following difficulties: 

  • Expressing their ideas clearly in writing
  • Finding the right word in speech and when writing
  • Spelling – the same word may be spelt in several ways in the same essay 
  • Punctuation – may be erratic or missing completely 
  • Reading – they may be slow readers and may need to re-read to establish meaning
  • Remembering what they have read 
  • Remembering spoken instructions 
  • Processing information 
  • Taking notes from lectures and from books/journals 
  • Concentration 
  • Organisation 
  • Syntax and grammar 
  • Writing – may be slow and/or difficult to read 
  • Confusion with left and right 

Diagnosis

If you are a current student and you feel that you may have dyslexia, we recommend that you register with Student Support and Wellbeing and make an appointment with your SpLD adviser.

Your SpLD adviser will carry out an initial screening for dyslexia and may refer you for a full diagnostic assessment.

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