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Before you arrive:
If you are not able to complete these before you start, please contact us as soon as possible to book an appointment. Opening times are available along with our contact details.
You are strongly advised to have an up-to-date assessment for dyslexia or your specific learning difficulty before you begin university.
It is important that the assessment report meets the criteria (see below). There are several ways to go about getting an assessment:
If you have already enrolled on a course at Oxford Brookes but have not yet had an assessment, please refer to our page: ' Support while you're studying - assessment for dyslexia/SpLD'
In accordance with government guidelines, the assessment should have been carried out by a chartered psychologist, clinical or educational psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council or specialist tutor with a current practising certificate, and should contain:
Assessments must comply with the guidelines set out by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.
If you are providing a recent letter from a GP or Specialist as evidence of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD), the letter must show how your daily life and studies are affected and explain the effects are long-term. The letter should also include recommendations for support or adjustments for studying at university.
Catherine Black, Specialist Tutor for Students with Dyslexia/SpLD talks through a flow chart explaining what you need to do before you start your course to ensure you can access the support you may need.