If you've never been assessed for an SpLD but sometimes struggle with academic work, the free screening can potentially identify support.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    Take a look at our quick checklist to see if a majority of the statements apply to you.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the Access and Learning Strategies (ALS) self-referral form to book your screening.

    If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone, online chat or by talking to us at Frenchay Library helpdesks.


  3. Step 3

    Bring any previous information concerning study skills support and/or examination access arrangements.

    Bring prescription glasses, if you wear them for reading.

  4. Step 4


    • we offer advice and guidance on the next steps you can take
    • a diagnostic assessment may be recommended
    • whatever our recommendations, what you do next will always remain your choice
    • if you do undertake a diagnostic assessment, this does not necessarily mean that you will be found to have a SpLD.

    If the screener identifies any traits, your options will be discussed at the end of your screening.

    You may also be interested in finding out more about our library services for disabled students, available at all UWE Bristol campus libraries. 

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