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Subjects taught at LSE | Services and divisions (administration)
All research groups | Research subject areas
a short survey|
Important processes - overview|
Dyslexia, screening, diagnostic assessment, Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA)
Why and how we screen, background questionnaire
What happens, how long it takes, how much it costs
For whom, for what, how long it takes, Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
One-to-one support |
Specialist tutors, confidential, effective study strategies
Individual exam adjustments|
Accommodations, processes, arrangements
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.
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.
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.
Discuss this with a member of the Disability and Well-being Service. They have experience in arranging this kind of support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One-to-one help with quantitative subjects is available from the Teaching and Learning Centre. Email them with your request.
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
Academic Support Services|