Getting assessed for dyslexia or other conditions
If you think you have dyslexia, dyspraxia or another specific learning difference (SpLD), then follow the steps below.
Step 1 – QuickScreen
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for access to the online QuickScreen resource.
QuickScreen takes about 1 hour and is a series of mini-tests that can identify traits of dyslexia and, to a lesser extent, dyspraxia.
QuickScreen does not supply a diagnosis of any specific learning difficulty, but we use it to investigate if a full diagnostic assessment is called for.
QuickScreen is available to current students at the University of Worcester, or prospective student who has accepted a firm offer of a place at the University.
Step 2 – A Disability Adviser Appointment
After you have completed QuickScreen, book an appointment with a Disability Adviser. During the meeting, they will discuss the outcome of the QuickScreen tests and recommend your next steps, which could include recommending a full diagnostic assessment.
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com
How To Find A Registered Dyslexia Assessor.
The Patoss Tutor Index can be accessed for free to find a dyslexia assessor. To have an assessment that is suitable for use at university you will need a 'Full Diagnostic Assessment' for the 'HE' age range. The assessor must also hold an APC.
The Patoss Tutor Index is free to access, but you will have to pay the assessor for the assessment.
If you think you may be autistic, or have an autistic spectrum condition, then you will need to be referred to a specialist by your GP. Unfortunately, this isn't something that we can diagnose at the University.
You might find this link to the National Autistic Society useful.
If you think you may have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) then you will need to be referred to a specialist by your GP. Unfortunately, this isn't something that we can diagnose at the University.
You may find this online adult ADHD screening tool useful, as you could use the results to structure your conversation with your GP.
Get in touch
Phone: 01905 855531
Book an appointment with a disability adviser.
We offer online appointments using Microsoft Teams or in person at firstpoint, Peirson Centre, St Johns Campus.
Appointments last a maximum of 45 minutes.