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1 Supporting Students with Disabilities and Dyslexia Disability & Dyslexia Service Student Services

2 Disability & Dyslexia Service Background All Scottish institutions participate in the National Network of Disability Coordinators and have Disability Services Institutions provide assistive software either on their network or on specific workstations Most institutions assess students for Disabled Students Allowance

3 Disability & Dyslexia Service Around 1000 students Approximately 400 with specific learning difficulties Full range of impairments Extensive experience and wide range of contacts in Scotland and nationally

4 Disability & Dyslexia Service The RGU Disability Manager 2 Disability Advisers Dyslexia/Learning Support Tutor Enabling Technology Adviser/Tutor Assessor Administrator

5 Disability and Dyslexia Service Disability Advisers Assigned to specific schools Initial contact with applicants/ enquirers/teachers Casework Work with Schools/Departments on support arrangements Support in arranging examination and on-course support

6 Disability and Dyslexia Service Support for SpLDs Screening for dyslexia/specific learning differences Educational Psychologist for assessment Workshops – Writing/Study Skills/Time Management Individual appointments

7 Disability and Dyslexia Service Enabling Technology Support Tutors students in Enabling Technology University remit to support accessibility Workshops/individual appointments Equipment loan pool - specialist equipment Networked software for literacy support, concept mapping and magnification

8 Disability & Dyslexia Service Assessment Disabled Students Allowance –Study related additional costs –Equipment –NMPH – note takers etc. In-house Study Skills and Technology Assessment Referral for Study Skills/Technology training

9 Disability and Dyslexia Service Challenges Increasing number and complexity of students needs More specific diagnoses –Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia. Increase in numbers of students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADD Increased numbers of students with Mental Health issues

10 Disability and Dyslexia Service Service for Applicants/Enquirers Pre-entry visits Advice on specific requirements Assessment for Disabled Students Allowance Help in employing support workers Mobility training

11 Disability and Dyslexia Service Contact us the earlier the better Happy to speak to Guidance teachers and other careers staff at any time Multiple visits can be arranged if appropriate

12 Disability and Dyslexia Service Contact us Lorraine Grant – Nursing, Social Work, Health Sc, Pharmacy, Business School M-Z Julie Macdonald – Art, Architecture, Engineering, Computing, Business School A-L Telephone Web:


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