Specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia)

Your department can arrange:

  • To give you outline lecture notes or presentations in advance

  • Extra exam time in examinations or other assessment arrangements (this will be agreed in consultation with Disability & Additional Needs Unit)

  • Additional sessions with your personal tutor


The Disability & Additional Needs Unit (DANU) can provide:

  • Appointments for a dyslexia assessment with a qualified educational psychologist

  • Study skills help from a Dyslexia Support Tutor

  • Advice and support in your application for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or other funding

  • Advice on computer software available, and provision of quotes for your application for DSA

  • Advice on equipment available, and assistance with purchase

  • Liaison with the Examinations Office and your academic department on your behalf to make individual exam arrangements

  • Study support workers e.g. note-takers, readers or other study support

  • An arrangement with the library to enable you to extend book loans

Aston students who think they may have a learning difficulty, but have not received a diagnosis, can contact our Disability Co-ordinator for advise and, if appropriate, a diagnostic assessment.

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