Disability and Dyslexia Evidence Requirements
If you have a disability, impairment or medical condition we will normally need to see a note or letter from your Doctor or other medical professional.
Evidence of dyslexia will be accepted if it meets the following criteria. These criteria follow the recommendations made in The Report of the National Working Party on Dyslexia in Higher Education (published in January 1999), and current guidance from the DfES.
1. Your report should have been provided by a Chartered, Educational, or Occupational Psychologist or a teacher with a qualification in assessing students with specific learning difficulties. If your report has been prepared by a teacher they should hold AMDA (Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association) or a qualification from an advanced training course involving the assessment of adults for dyslexia which is recognised by the British Dyslexia Association's (BDA) Accreditation Board.
2. Your report should contain evidence of any significant difficulties you have in reading, writing, spelling and numeracy, and also evidence of any significant discrepancy between your abilities in those areas and what would be expected of you in terms of your general intellectual ability.
3. If your report was prepared before you were 16 years old you will normally be asked to undergo a further assessment which will provide an update on your current performance in reading, writing and spelling.
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