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Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity

Assessment for Specific Learning Difference (dyslexia, dyspraxia)


Private Specific Learning Difference (Neurodiversity) Assessments

Students require a Full Neurodiversity Diagnostic Assessment (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) to meet the University’s disability evidence policy. Assessments can be conducted either remotely via an online platform such as Microsoft Teams or Skype etc., or in person. All assessment reports must be written in line with the SASC guidance and can be used to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

To support you in arranging a private assessment, please find below some organisations and individuals who conduct Full Diagnostic Assessments. Please note the university is not responsible for the process or outcome of a private assessment and we do not intend to make specific recommendations for any organisation or individual. This assessment is arranged between you and the assessor you choose, costs will vary but you should expect to pay between £300 and £600.

 Patoss registered specialist tutor/assessors in the local area:


Karen Ellis:          0783 5864 068                       karenellis9@gmail.com

Tina Horsman:     0791 3974 241                       dyslexiaeducation@gmail.com

Preeti Mackan:     0781 1199 941                       p.mackan7@gmail.com   

Jane O’Leary:       0116 3480 325                       mandjoleary@gmail.com              

June Page:           01509 262 398                       junez.page@googlemail.com

Denise Wall:         0781 4749 604                      Dennywall27@hotmail.co.uk


The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Patoss): http://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/      Telephone: 01386 712 650

 Dyslexia Action Guild


British Dyslexia Association (BDA):

For information about assessors in your local area:   Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE):

For information about assessors in your local area : https://adshe.org.uk/find-a-tutor/

Once completed, you should email the document to the Disability Support Team: disability@lboro.ac.uk so that they can help you put support in place.


Please refer to the University Evidence Policy here for advice on securing a full diagnostic assessment before your arrival. 

Current students for all programmes except Erasmus and Art Foundation

The University is not currently in a position to assess students for dyslexia, or financially contribute to an assessment. Local assessors to your home area can be found via the links on the University Evidence Policy here 

Please email disability@lboro.ac.uk with your assessment report once completed. The team will then review the report, ensure appropriate examination recommendations are put onto your student record, and advise you further on the next step; applying for Disabled Students Allowance



Please contact us directly for more information if you feel you may be dyscalculic.


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