Join TSR now and get answers to all your questions about uniSign up now
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've had dyslexia and disgraphia my whole life but i only felt the need to actually do something about it when i got to uni and my lecturer mentioned my handwriting and suggested i get a meeting with the uni to see about support, which has been very helpful and they've said i may be entitled to disability benefits.
    Has anyone here been on student disability benefits? Could anyone suggest some useful software or like a netbook or ipad for taking notes as i struggle to read my handwriting and am surprised it hadn't been suggested to me in high school to use one for class!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Have you applied for and received disabled students allowance? This can give you things like a note taker, software, etc.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've now applied, waiting to hear how much i'd get. I wouldn't want a note taker but i was wondering if anyone knew from experience any helpful gadgets or software i should download/buy with this disabled student allowance
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    My wife has dyslexia and received a support package when she was doing a Master's at City. The package was tailored towards her specific needs e.g. laptop, specialist recording device for lectures. There was no cash involved - she just got a big box of goodies.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    My wife has dyslexia and received a support package when she was doing a Master's at City. The package was tailored towards her specific needs e.g. laptop, specialist recording device for lectures. There was no cash involved - she just got a big box of goodies.
    Your wife got a free laptop cos she has trouble reading and spelling? Seems a tad excessive.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rcummins1)
    Your wife got a free laptop cos she has trouble reading and spelling? Seems a tad excessive.
    It's quite hard to run software packages such as mindmapping (which I didn't mention above) without a computer - hence their decision. And dyslexia is far more than just 'trouble reading and spelling'.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    thanks, do you happen to know what the mindmap software was called?
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CatPurchase)
    I've now applied, waiting to hear how much i'd get. I wouldn't want a note taker but i was wondering if anyone knew from experience any helpful gadgets or software i should download/buy with this disabled student allowance
    You don't buy things with it. The funding body (SFE, SAAS, etc) purchase the items on your behalf.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rcummins1)
    Your wife got a free laptop cos she has trouble reading and spelling? Seems a tad excessive.
    Please realise what dyslexia is and the effect it can have on a person (as well as the fact that students with disabilities, including learning differences/difficulties, have a right to support and not be placed at a disadvantage).

    Also, if you can't contribute constructively, don't contribute at all. Thank you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by River85)
    Please realise what dyslexia is and the effect it can have on a person (as well as the fact that students with disabilities, including learning differences/difficulties, have a right to support and not be placed at a disadvantage).

    Also, if you can't contribute constructively, don't contribute at all. Thank you.
    WISE WORDS! thanks
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by River85)
    Please realise what dyslexia is and the effect it can have on a person (as well as the fact that students with disabilities, including learning differences/difficulties, have a right to support and not be placed at a disadvantage).

    Also, if you can't contribute constructively, don't contribute at all. Thank you.
    Well said. There are some right ignorant people out there! :mad:
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    True dyslexia affects you in all sorts of ways. Like telling your right from left. It's more than just a problem with one thing. Through my main problems are with grammar when it comes to writing an essay. Plus spelling but a few other things as well.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all,

    I'm in my final year of university studying Education at university. My dissertation is based on labeling, diagnosis and support for individuals at university/higher education and I'm wondering if you would be kind enough to complete these two very short surveys on survey monkey (links below)? The questions require just a few sentences each and shouldn't take up too much of your time to complete

    I am trying to find out if labeling does affect peoples academic work, relations and whether the support on offer has been a great help to people with dyslexia or not.

    All answers are anonymous too.

    thanks in advance for your support/help with this.

    kind regards,

    Mark.

    Link number 1 (to be completed first) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LXVYYFX
    Link number 2 (to be completed second) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LXQD6VY
 
 
 
Poll
Should MenACWY vaccination be compulsory at uni?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.