I think I’m dyslexic, what should I do?

If you think that you might have dyslexia you can arrange to have an informal assessment with one of our advisers. Based on the results of the informal assessment you may then be asked to attend a diagnostic assessment.

A diagnostic assessment is carried out by a specialist assessor to assess for a Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

For more information please follow the link below:

Informal and Diagnostic Assessments

What is a Needs Assessment?

This is an appointment with a needs assessor to discuss individual learning requirements based on a diagnostic assessment to produce recommendations for study support.

What is a feedback appointment?

A Feedback Appointment is the 3rd step in the assessment process for students who think they have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).
It is used to discuss the results from a diagnostic assessment and to complete a Student Support Plan (SSP), exam modifications form and other key documentation.

How can I get Support?

The team offer interim support to all students from initial engagement with the service. If you would like to find out more about the support that is available you can contact us at


01695 584 372

Can I get financial support?

You may be entitled to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). There is more information on the Disability Support Web Pages and you can contact us by phone on 01695 584 372 or send an email to SpLD@edgehill.ac.uk


What Assistive Technology is available?

We have the following programs available on the university network:

  • Claro Read Text To Speech
  • Read & Write Gold Text to Speech and Literacy support
  • Inspiration Mind Mapping Software
  • MindView Mind Mapping and Project Management Software

Visit the Assistive Technology page for more information

Where are the Disability Support team based?

The SpLD team and Learning Support team are based on the first floor of the Catalyst and can be reached via the Catalyst helpdesk on the ground floor.