Students with Dyslexia or other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) can access a range of support and equipment during their time at University. More information about Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other SpLDs can be found on the British Dyslexia Association website.
If you are a USW student and you suspect that you may have dyslexia, the Disability Service can offer free on-line screening and help to arrange a full diagnostic assessment.
QuickScan is a free and confidential online screener, which can identify signs of dyslexia or other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). The screening takes approximately 20 minutes to complete (You will be asked to provide an ID number - please use your USW Student ID number).
If your Quickscan feedback indicates characteristics of Dyslexia, the next step is to have a diagnostic assessment.
If you are studying at one of our partner colleges please contact your college.
The Disability Service co-ordinates Diagnostic SpLD (Dyslexia) Assessments on USW's South Wales campuses, in partnership with a pool of free-lance Assessors. The cost of a Diagnostic Assessment is £300.
Enrolled USW students studying a minimum of 60 credits in 20/21 or 21/22 academic years, may be eligible to receive a free internal assessment with support from the Diagnostic Testing Bursary. Please note that the Bursary fund is limited and assistance with assessment fees is not guaranteed. Students who do not qualify for the Bursary, may be able to apply for assistance with assessment fees from the Student Support Fund.
If you would like to have a Diagnostic assessment, please register with the Disability Service and complete our Assessment Request Form. Our Assessments team will contact you to discuss your assessment options within 5 working days.