The future is bright for dyslexic students at university

Oct 12, 2015 by

With some extra hard work and forward planning, students with learning disabilities can still succeed at uni

It was my need to read pages several times before information sank in that encouraged me to get tested for dyslexia. Unfortunately, because I’d already left school, I had to be tested by a local private educational psychologist, which was extremely expensive.

After three hours of exercises, which ranged from solving puzzles to simple maths problems, the educational psychologist gave me the diagnosis. At 18, having already completed my A-levels, this was unusual and came as a shock.

In a way, being diagnosed was a relief – I now knew what the problem was and could find ways to tackle it.

I’d heard all the usual stereotypes about dyslexia – that those with it are unintelligent and that they see words backwards. But research confirms that these stereotypes are unfounded. Dyslexia has many subtypes and is therefore difficult to define.

People with dyslexia also come from a whole range of intellectual backgrounds and according to the British Dyslexia Association, one in ten people have the disability.

Dyslexia may put some students off continuing on to further education, but I – like many others – have found ways to cope.

Source: The future is bright for dyslexic students at university | Education | The Guardian

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