Applying for Disabled Student Allowances
If you are dyslexic or have other
specific learning difficulties you may be eligible for Disabled Students’
Allowances [DSA] to help you with extra study related costs. To apply you will
need to supply evidence of your disability.
of dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties
need to provide a full diagnostic report written after you were 16 from a
qualified assessor who holds a current practising certificate from their
relevant professional body:
- A chartered or practitioner psychologist
registered with the HCPC
specialist teacher assessor holding a current SpLD Assessment Practising
report should use the format and tests recommended in the SpLDs Working Group’s
to do next
Contact your school, or the Disability
Advisor at your university or college may be able to help arrange this.
Contact one of the organisations below.
The Health Care Professions Council [HCPC]
for psychologists HCPC website
The following organisations issue
Assessment Practising Certificates to specialist teacher assessors and have
lists of qualified assessors:
Dyslexia Action: Dyslexia Action email
Patoss: Patoss email
British Dyslexia Association: BDA email
You will need to pay for your
More information on Disabled Students’
Allowances can be found on Student Finance
England website .
check if a Specialist Teacher Assessor holds a current
Certificate see the listing on the
SASC website. Assessors Page