How to contact us

 

 

Email us: 

disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk|

 

Evaluate us:

a short survey|

 

Dyslexia and neurodiversity

 key_stages

Important processes - overview|

Dyslexia, screening, diagnostic assessment, Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA)

 

 screening

Screening|

Why and how we screen, background questionnaire

 

 

 diagnostic

Diagnostic assessment|

What happens, how long it takes, how much it costs

 

 needs_assesment

Needs assessment|

For whom, for what, how long it takes, Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

 

 one_to_one

One-to-one support |

Specialist tutors, confidential, effective study strategies

 

 exam_arrangements

Individual exam adjustments|

Accommodations, processes, arrangements

 

 

1 What happens if a student thinks s/he is dyslexic?    

The Disability and Well-being Service provides a screening interviews and if indicators of dyslexia are found, the student can be referred for a formal diagnostic assessment.

 

2  If my dyslexia has adversely affected my ability to study or prepare for exams, will the Exam Board make allowances?

 If the arrangements made in your Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) have not been sufficient, you can write a letter of ‘mitigating circumstances’ to the Exam Board which they will take into consideration if your final classification is near a border line.

 

3  In exams, I usually have double time  – will that be possible at LSE?

The usual exam allowance for disabled students (including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia) is usually up to 25%, as in most UK universities.  This depends on the student’s individual circumstances. The Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) includes a recommendation for individual exam adjustments, depending on any medical or psychological reports. 

4  How do I find someone to help me take notes in lectures?

Discuss this with a member of the Disability and Well-being Service.  They have experience in arranging this kind of support.

 

5  If I am in a special room for exams, how do I know where to go?

You will be advised by an email from the Exams Office.  There will also be a notice (printed on pink paper) on the Exams Office noticeboard with information about rooms.

 

6  How do I find someone to proof read my work?

You will need to find a reliable and professional proofreading service external to LSE. Contact the Teaching and Learning Centre or the Language Centre for advice on this, and for information on ways of finding a proofreading service.

 

7 How do I get new printing credits for the term?

Make an appointment with a member of the Disability and Well-being Service.  As part of updating your ISSA for the new academic year, you will be given a card to take to the Copy Shop in the Library for obtaining credit for printing and copying.

 

8 Whom do I ask about negotiating deadlines?

 Your ISSA should include a recommendation for your department which states "Allow the possibility of negotiating deadlines".  You will then need to negotiate extensions on deadlines with the tutor who who will be assessing the assignment, essay or dissertation.  

9 Am I automatically granted extended deadlines?

No.  Your ISSA should include a recommendation for your department which states "Allow the possibility of negotiating deadlines".  You will then need to negotiate extensions on deadlines with the tutor who who will be assessing the assignment, essay or dissertation.  

10 I am having problems with statistics/maths/SPSS etc. Can I get one-to-one special help and how?

One-to-one help with quantitative subjects is available from the Teaching and Learning Centre.  Email them with your request.

11  I have had my needs assessment but haven’t heard anything, what do I do?

Phone or email the centre where you had your Needs Assessment done and chase them up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All about neurodiversity|

Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Neurodiversity, Meares-Irlen Syndrome

 

 

 

 

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