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    You could just tell the university that you misread that section if they find out you are dyslexic.
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    Yar youll get extra consideration in exams and the like if you do
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    (Original post by zapppa)
    UCAS 2013 is now open and I've been filling in the UCAS form. In the personal details section there is a section where you can state any disabilities and one of the options is:

    You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D

    I recently underwent an educational psychology assessment with my educational institute and the outcome was that I have dyslexia. This isn't recorded on my medical record. Do I still have to state it on my UCAS form?
    I would if I were you, it'd be to your advantage. Could you possibly write that you took an educational psychology assessment, and that it's not on your medical record?
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    (Original post by zapppa)
    UCAS 2013 is now open and I've been filling in the UCAS form. In the personal details section there is a section where you can state any disabilities and one of the options is:

    You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D

    I recently underwent an educational psychology assessment with my educational institute and the outcome was that I have dyslexia. This isn't recorded on my medical record. Do I still have to state it on my UCAS form?
    I got dyscalcia (dyslexia but with numbers more or less ) and I stated it on my UCAS form for 2012 even though it's not on my medical records since it was assessed by my old school and not though a medical clinic (since they are so expensive) so far no one have asked me for any papers to "prove" it if that's what you are worried about.
    It's only a plus to mention it, nothing bad at all.
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    Yeah, provided you have the documents to back it up. =] You get some help from the DSA and whatnot, it's very useful. However, only if you actually want it, it is optional.
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    (Original post by zapppa)
    Thanks for the replies. I've been given a report as ''proof'' by my assessor which clearly states that I have dyslexia and I've told it can be used as proof because it was carried out by an accredited assessor.
    Although the assessor said I have dyslexia, I'm not eligible for extra time in exams and therefore am not eligible to sit the UKCATSEN version. I have however been given a laptop and other specialist equipment to help me with my weaknesses.
    I would included your dyslexia in the relevant section of the UCAS application. When you start medical school they will most likely re-asses you and any help regarding extra exam time etc etc will be sorted out then. At least that's how it works at Manchester.
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    Yes you need to put it in ucas. If you don't and the med school find out later on that you withheld this information, it could become a fitness to practice case.
    Nothing to worry about declaring it anyway, it's not taken into consideration for interview selection, but the disability departments at the universities you have applied to will be informed. They will then be in touch if you are made an offer.



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    Do it, some students get some financial and practical support if they do. Though my dyslexic mate didn't get any dispensation when he had to do a prescribing station in the last OSCE. Poor guy hadn't even finished reading the instructions sheet by the time the 7 minutes was up, let alone started flicking through the BNF.
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    Yes you should, but also you should go to your local authority to be tested for a Statement of Special Educational Needs. This is the official document that will act as proof of your condition, and will be a great help in setting up specific support wherever you go, and applying for Disabled Student Allowance. I have one for my Dyspraxia.
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    (Original post by zapppa)
    Thanks for the replies. I've been given a report as ''proof'' by my assessor which clearly states that I have dyslexia and I've told it can be used as proof because it was carried out by an accredited assessor.
    Although the assessor said I have dyslexia, I'm not eligible for extra time in exams and therefore am not eligible to sit the UKCATSEN version. I have however been given a laptop and other specialist equipment to help me with my weaknesses.
    Put it down, never lie just be honest, Occupational health will sort you out when you get to uni or after you receive an offer.

    It's only a problem if it really is a fitness to practice issue like you would have major problems reading prescriptions etc. which I'm sure you don't as you're managing to get the grades etc necessary for an application.

    You may get extra funding/equipment, find out what you're entitled to.
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    I have a reading problem that I stated on my UCAS form, didn't disadvantage me at all.
    They have that section so the learning support from your uni's (wherever you end up) know to give you support and an assessment if needed.

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