Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) screening

If you've never been assessed for a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) but sometimes struggle with academic work, the SpLD screening can potentially identify areas of support.

Book a free screening

You can book a free screening, prior to this refer to our quick checklist to see if a majority of the statements apply to you.

What happens during a SpLD/Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) screening?

  • You will receive advice and guidance from a specialist tutor, either face to face or over the phone.
  • The screening won't result in a diagnosis.
  • The specialist tutor may undertake a series of checklists with you.
  • The screening will take up to one hour.

You can bring someone with you for moral support, but they will need to wait outside the assessment room.

What should I bring?

  • Bring any previous information concerning study skills support and/or examination access arrangements.
  • Take prescription glasses, if you wear them for reading.

How much does a screening cost?

  • Screenings are free.

What happens after the screening?

  • We offer advice and guidance on the next steps you can take.
  • A diagnostic assessment may be recommended.
  • Whatever our recommendations, what you do next will always remain your choice.
  • If you do undertake a diagnostic assessment, this does not necessarily mean that you will be found to have a SpLD or ADHD.

If the screener identifies any traits, your options will be discussed at the end of your screening.

I received support and extra time at school, should I attend a screening?

Yes, please call +44(0)117 328 3396.

Further information

  • If you've never been tested but think you might have a SpLD (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia), please book a screening.

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