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    Dyslexia?

    Does anyone know how or where you can go to find out if you have Dyslexia? Is it free to find out or would I have to pay (because of my age?).

    I'm 26yrs old, slowly but surely working through my 1st year at Uni... I have always struggled with my School/College work and now believe it may possibly be due to Dyslexia.

    Any help would be repped :-)

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    i think at 27 you would know yourself if you have it

    Im sure your uni will have some sort of centre for dyslexic. Mine certainly does, they test you and everything for free. Try your uni's disability centre.

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    sassie;7894168

    i think at 27 you would know yourself if you have it



    This is why I am asking?

    I think I have had it for a while, but not diagnosed!

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    Pr3cious18;7894223

    This is why I am asking?I think I have had it for a while, but not … This is why I am asking?I think I have had it for a while, but not diagnosed!



    well if you have it, then it really does say alot about every teacher you have had

    My parents had to pay a few hundred £ privately for me to be tested but that was about 7 years ago. On the positive side though it proved I was Dyslexic and gave me 25% extra time in examinations and then @ Uni I got a DSA which gave me a PC, Dictaphone, and money etc for printing supplies and software to help me. The Uni also gave me coursework stickers so the lectures knew not to mark me down for certain errors and arranged a computer suite for examinations.

    I'd say pop into your university Disability & Additional Needs Unit and talk to them.

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    sassie;7894243

    well if you have it, then it really does say alot about every teacher you … well if you have it, then it really does say alot about every teacher you have had



    YES it would but thats not the OP's fault!

    OP...quick search - google.co.uk/sea…;oq= might be worth taking a look rather than get these sort of responses

    dcx_badass;7894291

    Uni will test, but you won't get anything from it, that's just to see if … Uni will test, but you won't get anything from it, that's just to see if it's worth getting a proper assessment which costs £306 regardless of your age.



    My friend was tested at uni and got a free laptop printer and supplies from it ???

    Original Poster

    krazie2004;7894195

    Im sure your uni will have some sort of centre for dyslexic. Mine … Im sure your uni will have some sort of centre for dyslexic. Mine certainly does, they test you and everything for free. Try your uni's disability centre.



    Thank you for your helpful advice... Will see them on Monday!

    ......I wish some people would stop commenting in my thread if it's not relevant to my question:?!

    All other related comments are very much appreciated - thank you!

    Hi,
    Hopefully these links will be of use bdadyslexia.org.uk/
    and this is the online screener that can be found through the British Dyslexia association spot-your-potential.com/ind…htm
    bear in mind that most people have some level of dyslexia and considering a few of the comments already made it is quite often undiagnosed as sufferers find coping systems. At the same time it can be misdiagnosed and used as an excuse by teachers and adults that don't have the time to help a learner who is struggling.

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    I never siad it was, and sorry to the op, it certainly wasnt meant to come across that way, i meant the op has been fairly let down by everyone if they have reached 27 and are dyslexic

    ODB_69;7894286

    YES it would but thats not the OP's fault!OP...quick search - … YES it would but thats not the OP's fault!OP...quick search - http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=how+to+find+out+if+you+have+dsylexia&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGB&aq=f&oq= might be worth taking a look rather than get these sort of responses

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    Thank you very much 'Peaj' and 'Hey Jay' for the web links... I will have a look at them shortly. I'm not interested in the fundig etc, just need to know for my own piece if mind.

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    whatsThePoint;7894737

    nac uoy rade sith



    i can, my mates dyslexic so am use to reading whatever

    krazie2004;7894317

    My friend was tested at uni and got a free laptop printer and supplies … My friend was tested at uni and got a free laptop printer and supplies from it ???



    One of my mates got tested at college and he got a free laptop and case.

    I was diagnosed with dyslexia at University when doing an Masters degree. I only got a 2:2 in my undergraduate degree but with the knowledge of the nature of my dyslexia i was able to compensate and am now doing a PhD!

    You can get tested at Uni by and educational psychologist! I was told I was either thick or dyslexic - I prefer being dyslexic!
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