Assessment for dyslexia and specific learning difficulties

Screening appointments

If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies that you feel could be due to an an undiagnosed specific learning difficulty (eg dyslexia), you can request a screening appointment with a dyslexia/SpLD specialist at Brookes (the service is available to students currently enrolled at Oxford Brookes University).

If your screening indicates that you require a full diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties your screener will discuss the options available for funding the full assessment with you.

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing high demand for this service and students can expect to wait a minimum of six weeks for an appointment. 

For further information or to request an appointment email:dyslexiaspld@brookes.ac.uk

Arranging an assessment

The Inclusive Support Service can arrange assessments for dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD) with approved independent assessors who visit Oxford Brookes especially to assess Brookes students. Alternatively, you can directly contact an assessor from our approved list of dyslexia/SpLD assessors:


Creating your Inclusive Support Plan

Creating an Inclusive Support Plan involves setting up arrangements with other parts of the University so that reasonable adjustments are applied where applicable. It is advised that you book an appointment with the Inclusive Support Service so that your exam arrangements and other support is explained and put in place. 

Some exams arrangements need to be discussed and agreed with a disability adviser (either through email or via an appointment) before they can be made and cannot be made after the deadline each semester. Information about the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and organising 1-1 study skills with a specialist tutor is also offered in these sessions.

We will also contact you at various times during your course with helpful reminders and information.