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Screening for Specific Learning Differences

Screening and Assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties

If you have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or previously received support for your studies at school or college, please get in touch with us. Please ensure you give details of the support you are seeking as well as attaching any supporting evidence.

Many students will have been diagnosed before arriving at university.

However, a number of students with an undiagnosed Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or Difference will find that your difficulties become more apparent when studying at university level and you may benefit from screening or assessment.

For further advice about screening and assessment, you can visit the pages of the British Dyslexia Association where you will also find a helpful adult SpLD checklist.

You can find out more about booking a diagnostic assessment here.

You can always discuss your situation, in confidence, by making an appointment to speak to one of our advisors.  

If you have been advised to have a full diagnostic assessment, or you need an updated report, please see our SpLD Assessment Information Sheet - 04.24‌ for details of qualified practitioners locally, and nationwide.

Assessments may cost upwards of £350. However, if paying for an assessment will cause you financial difficulty, there is additional funding available. Please see the links below for further information and advice about financial help:

The SpLD Assessment Information Sheet - 04.24 is open for students in financial difficulty for a variety of reasons, and when awarded can cover diagnoses and specialist equipment. 

Exeter's Students' Guild offer all students advice with finances, especially with funding available to them for diagnistic costs. 

You can read more about what to expect from our Marking Guide - information for students‌.