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    Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016: 3 – 9 October 2016

    30/09/2016
    Does essay writing or reading a long article fill you with dread or make you feel anxious and frustrated? Are you a quick forgetter as opposed to a slow learner? Do you usually struggle to meet deadlines and or finish exams in time? You could be dyslexic.

    For Dyslexia Awareness Week only, Doitprofiler, a company specialising in online profiling of individuals with hidden impairments, is offering free screening checks. So if you think you might be dyslexic take the free screener and if you’re worried about a friend encourage them to do so.

    Any student who thinks they have Dyslexia and/or another SpLD should contact one of the Middlesex University Disability Advisors. Gurinder Grewal from the Disability and Dyslexia Service said:

    “Students with dyslexia may find university life challenging and think of giving up. But it doesn’t have to be this way, support is available and we’re committed to linking up with as many students as possible."

    Tailored strategies might include the use of assistive technology to help with reading, writing, planning and organisation and specific techniques to improve reading comprehension, memory recall and exam revision.

    Students who wish to book an appointment with a Disability Advisor should call 020 8411 2502 or email disability@mdx.ac.uk.

    There is also a Drop in Service available each day between 1pm and 2pm in Pod 15 in the Sheppard Library.

    Students who already have an assessment could qualify for extra support such as additional exam time, digital resources, adapted work stations and early lecture notes. They may also qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, a government funded grant which may entitle students to one to one specialist tuition. The Disability Advisors can guide students through this process.

    For more information about the Disability & Dyslexia Service, please visit their page on UniHub.

    Update: Middlesex has teamed up with youth advice site, Milkround, to produce 10 top tips for students living with Dyslexia.

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