Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD can affect many areas of study. These include reading speed and comprehension, note taking in lectures, planning and proof reading, writing, organisation and memory. Many people with SpLDs have strengths such as creativity, originality and determination. They are also often skilled at problem-solving and thinking outside the box.
Falmouth University is committed to providing an inclusive, supportive learning environment for all of its students. As part of this, Dyslexia Skills offers a free online screener for all students called Do-IT Profiler. This will help you identify your preferred learning style and give you an overview of your study strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you decide whether or not you need a full SpLD assessment. If you have not yet completed the Profiler, please contact us, using the details below, so that we can get you started.
After completing the Profiler, you will be able to access a personalised report and resources aimed at improving your study skills. If you think you may have dyslexia or another SpLD, we recommend that you have a full diagnostic assessment to help us get the right support in place for you. This will need to be carried out by a qualified person and there is a cost, but you may be able to claim some of this back. Contact us, using the details below, for more information.
If you are diagnosed with a SpLD, you may be able to claim Disabled Students' Allowance. This entitles you to one-to-one sessions with a specialist Dyslexia Skills tutor. You will work with them to develop more effective study skills.