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A radical and entire advisor for either schooling pros and people tormented by dyslexia, this publication is predominantly a guidebook. It contains plenty of functional recommendation and is predicated at the authors’ sound wisdom of present conception and perform. It contains: photocopiable fabrics touch and reference information own service provider recommendation methods ahead for capability difficulties details on secondary or linked problems.
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DYSLEXIA WITHIN THE DISABILITY FRAMEWORK 31 A step-by-step guide to obtaining the DSA A DSA application should be made as early as possible, preferably before the course begins, so that all support will be in place at the start of the course. The local authority (or SLC or OU) will want proof that you’ve been accepted on your course. If you are awarded the DSA and do not go on the course, you must return any equipment you have received to the supplier. If you do not do this, you may be liable for refunding the cost of the equipment.
This will help you determine whether you can devise strategies to overcome any possible obstacles to success. 20 MANAGING DYSLEXIA AT UNIVERSITY Varying demands on literacy skills Although academic success conventionally depends on competence in literacy, there are many subjects in which students can use other cognitive and personal strengths to great advantage. Some have excellent visuo-spatial skills and an aptitude for three-dimensional thinking. Such students often choose to study subjects such as design, architecture or engineering.
This may also be influenced by the ability of course tutors to adapt their teaching and assessment methods to account for possible variations in student profiles. Student Tip: Before deciding on what course of study to pursue, find out about the course requirements and skills necessary for potential future careers. Then examine your own strengths and weaknesses. This will help you determine whether you can devise strategies to overcome any possible obstacles to success. 20 MANAGING DYSLEXIA AT UNIVERSITY Varying demands on literacy skills Although academic success conventionally depends on competence in literacy, there are many subjects in which students can use other cognitive and personal strengths to great advantage.