Unsure if you may have an SpLD?
If you have not been formally diagnosed, but think you may have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD), you can take the following steps:
- Take the QuickScan test
This is an online test in which you answer a series of questions. It takes about 15 minutes and, although it is subjective, can be a useful guide to show if you have indicators for a SpLD. This is not a formal diagnosis, however, and would be insufficient evidence for receiving study-related support. To take the test you will need to be a registered student (as you have to log in via the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment). The QuickScan test can be accessed through the Disability Service Moodle page. For more information on how to access the test, please see How to: Get a dyslexia screening test.
- Assessment with an Educational Psychologist
A full educational psychologist assessment will be required in order for you to get any study support at university as a result of an SpLD. It will also be required for any application for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA.) There will appointments available soon on campus during term-time with professional educational psychologists, which last approximately an hour and a half. There may unfortunately be a delay in bookings due to the current covid situation. As a registered Lancaster University student, the University may be able to subsidise the cost of your assessment. The cost is subject to change. If you decide you would like an assessment, please email the Disability Service for details of current costs and booking procedure.