Dyslexia Support

Around 10% of the population is dyslexic. The University can provide support for dyslexic students via the Student Disability Service and specialist Dyslexia Tutors.

Whether you think you may have dyslexia, have a formal diagnosis, or are looking for further information, the Student Disability Service is here to help.

Finding out if you are dyslexic

If you believe you may be dyslexic, we encourage you to complete a CCCU Disability Service Registration Form. This enables us to advise you on facilities and services available to you depending on your personal needs.

We may recommend an initial dyslexia screening to give an indication of the probability of you having dyslexia. We can also provide information on funding for learning support, and let you know about the range of internal and external support on offer.

Register With the Student Disability Service

Once you have completed the registration form we will arrange for you to meet with a specialist Disability Adviser to see what we can do to help you.

Students diagnosed with dyslexia

Government funding is available for students with dyslexia, known as Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). To apply for DSA, you will need to show evidence that you have been diagnosed with dyslexia post-16 years of age. A full assessment acceptable for DSA is carried out by an educational psychologist or specialist assessor.

If you have received your formal dyslexia diagnosis, and are not yet known to the Student Disability Service, the next step is to complete the CCCU Disability Service registration form. This enables us to advise you of the support that is available to you based on your dyslexia assessment. We can liaise with your funding body to help put your support in place. We'll also ensure you get the support you need by creating an LSP (Learning Support Plan) tailored to your personal needs.

Register With the Student Disability Service

Once you have completed the form we will arrange for you to meet with a specialist Disability Adviser to see what we can do to address your needs.

Further Information

If you would like any other information about how the University supports dyslexic students please get in touch with one of the Student Disability Advisers in the Student Disability Service by emailing disability@canterbury.ac.uk. We can advise you of other sources of support, information and guidance, including help with developing your academic skills.

Other sources of free information and support include the British Dyslexia AssociationDyslexia Action, and the NHS.

Contact us

  • Tel:  01843 609888 (Broadstairs)
  • Tel:  01227 922222 (Canterbury)
  • Tel:  01634 894444 (Medway)
  • Email: i-zone@canterbury.ac.uk

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Last edited: 20/11/2017 15:41:00