Dyslexia and Dyspraxia screenings and how to prepare

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Screening for Dyslexia

What is a screening?

A screening is a meeting between you and a Dyslexia Advisor that lasts up to one hour, during which time you will have the opportunity to discuss your difficulties.  The screening is a way of identifying indications of dyslexia. The Advisor will discuss the results with you and, if appropriate, will explain the process of going through a more formal assessment with an educational psychologist (EP). 

Currently screenings are being offered remotely rather than face-to-face, and the exercises section has been adapted for this purpose.  This means that two of the exercises will be covered in a separate questionnaire as they are not practical in a remote session.

If you decide to make an appointment with an EP, we will help you to apply to the Student Support and Wellbeing Fund for part payment of the cost.

Preparation for your remote dyslexia screening appointment

In advance of the screening meeting please complete the short Dyslexia Checklist

This form will be sent in advance to your Dyslexia Advisor.  

For the screening appointment itself, please make sure:

  1. You are in a suitable, private room, away from noise and distractions.
  2. You have an appropriate Internet connection.
  3. You have downloaded and logged into Microsoft Teams on your device – see below.
  4. Your video camera and microphone work.
  5. You can access your University email account.
  6. You are on time for the meeting.

The appointment will last for approximately one hour.

Screening for Dyspraxia

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the UK, is a developmental disorder affecting motor co-ordination.

About the screening

A screening is a meeting between you and an Adviser that lasts up to one hour, during which time you will have the opportunity to discuss your difficulties.  The screening uses the Adult DCD/Dyspraxia Checklist (ADC) by Kirby & Rosenblum (2008). This is a useful tool to help identify Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Dyspraxia/movement difficulties not only in childhood, but also in adulthood.

Currently screenings are being offered remotely rather than face-to-face. The Adviser will go through the checklist with you and discuss the results.  If appropriate, the Adviser will also explain the process of going through a more formal assessment with an educational psychologist (EP). 

If you decide to make an appointment with an EP, we will help you to apply to the Student Support and Wellbeing Fund for part payment of the cost.

Preparation for your remote dyspraxia screening appointment

The following points will help your remote screening appointment to run smoothly.

In advance of the screening meeting:

  1. Please download this short checklist: 
  2. Please put a tick in the appropriate box for each question 
  3. Once completed please email the form to dyslexia@chi.ac.uk

For the screening appointment itself, please make sure:

  1. You are in a suitable, private room, away from noise and distractions.
  2. You have an appropriate Internet connection.
  3. You have downloaded and logged into Microsoft Teams on your device – see below.
  4. Your video camera and microphone work.
  5. You can access your university email account.
  6. You are on time for the meeting.

The appointment will last for approximately one hour.

How to download Microsoft Teams on a personal device

Please note the Microsoft Teams App is already installed on all University computers, access it from your list of programmes in the start menu or search using the search option in the task bar.

Instructions on how to download Teams to your personal device can be found here: http://help.chi.ac.uk/accessing-teams

 

 

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