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Apprently it's 3-4 hours long. Anyone has any experience on this? What does it involve? I have one next week and I'm quite nervous.

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What learning disability is it for? Mine (ASD) was only 2 hours.
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I found the process for applying for DSA (for a helper and coloured overlays etc) as stressful as floundering through Uni with no support. I was statemented and had a laptop for exams in secondary school and sixth form no problem, but they wanted me to go to all these scary buildings and fill out forms (the kind I need help with in the first place...) and my GP wanted £50 to disclose my medical evidence to the DSA people :/ Made my head spin, so I gave up and have just been train wrecking through uni...

Anyway I was told they are meant to be 3 hours but I think they just give the maximum allotted time so you can clear your schedule and not be distracted with other commitments. Best of luck and hope you get the help you need. It means the difference between success and failure, trust me.
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(Original post by Little Wolf Taima)
I found the process for applying for DSA (for a helper and coloured overlays etc) as stressful as floundering through Uni with no support. I was statemented and had a laptop for exams in secondary school and sixth form no problem, but they wanted me to go to all these scary buildings and fill out forms (the kind I need help with in the first place...) and my GP wanted £50 to disclose my medical evidence to the DSA people :/ Made my head spin, so I gave up and have just been train wrecking through uni...

Anyway I was told they are meant to be 3 hours but I think they just give the maximum allotted time so you can clear your schedule and not be distracted with other commitments. Best of luck and hope you get the help you need. It means the difference between success and failure, trust me.
:confused: We're not talking about DSA. We're talking about learning disability assessments for adults.
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What learning disability is it for? Mine (ASD) was only 2 hours.
It's for dyslexia. Thanks for your reply.

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It's for dyslexia. Thanks for your reply.

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I have been tested for Dyslexia too. It was about 6 years ago; so my memory is slightly hazey. Off the top of my head, I was tested in the following areas:
- Logic (had to put letters in order and had to put some pictures in order and had to copy a pattern)
- Spelling
- IQ Test
- General knowledge

Also sure there was something about the Ed Psych making up words and me having to say them.

Mine was cut a bit short I think. But it was on the basis that I am clearly not Dyslexic - my logic is too good.
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Hi Zactissue,

I think in education people class Dyslexia as something called Specific Learning Difficulty.



Also there are different ways organisations and people class what a learning disability is. The NHS has a different criteria hence why Autism may come under it. Sometimes public organisations have to use different definitions of what a learning disability is.



Anyway, hope that helped,

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My dyslexia assessment lasted around 4 hours, but it was also a dyspraxia and dyscalculia test too. There were lots of different mini things I had to do like reading hard words, reading sentences out loud, general knowledge, answering questions about something I'd just read, some maths questions, remembering a sequence of numbers, spelling, a short piece of writing, copying patterns, explaining the meaning of words. All sort really. Then at the end the lady doing the test went through my results with me and explained my strengths and weaknesses as well as that I was dyslexic and have dyscalculia and it then took two weeks for the proper full report to be written.


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I have been tested for Dyslexia too. It was about 6 years ago; so my memory is slightly hazey. Off the top of my head, I was tested in the following areas:
- Logic (had to put letters in order and had to put some pictures in order and had to copy a pattern)
- Spelling
- IQ Test
- General knowledge

Also sure there was something about the Ed Psych making up words and me having to say them.

Mine was cut a bit short I think. But it was on the basis that I am clearly not Dyslexic - my logic is too good.
Is being bad at logic a trait of dyslexic person?? I know some people who are dyslexic and excel at logic!


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Hi Zactissue,

I think in education people class Dyslexia as something called Specific Learning Difficulty.



Also there are different ways organisations and people class what a learning disability is. The NHS has a different criteria hence why Autism may come under it. Sometimes public organisations have to use different definitions of what a learning disability is.



Anyway, hope that helped,

Technoo.
I see - cheers for that


(Original post by rainbow_artist)
My dyslexia assessment lasted around 4 hours, but it was also a dyspraxia and dyscalculia test too. There were lots of different mini things I had to do like reading hard words, reading sentences out loud, general knowledge, answering questions about something I'd just read, some maths questions, remembering a sequence of numbers, spelling, a short piece of writing, copying patterns, explaining the meaning of words. All sort really. Then at the end the lady doing the test went through my results with me and explained my strengths and weaknesses as well as that I was dyslexic and have dyscalculia and it then took two weeks for the proper full report to be written.
Just wondering, why general knowledge test?
Thanks btw I feel less nervous now
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