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.

Use our quick checklist to see if the majority of statements apply to you. The next step is to book a screening.

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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