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    When my older brother attended university his tutor advised him to to a dyslexia test. The result came back saying that he was a dyslexic. Now my issue with this is that the Secondary School he went to for sixth form failed to identify this even though he was attending a grammar school, surely the role of the school is to identify things such as this and help students through his/her's academic life. his tutors even said that his performance at A-level wasn't down to him not knowing the knowledge. It was due to the fact that the teachers did not offer him extra time in exams because they had failed to identify his dyslexia.

    After seeing my mom come back with the same result as my brother (mandatory testing at her job) i am afraid I'm in the same boat as them as my school doesn't do any screening for dyslexia.

    So should the schools provide mandatory dyslexia tests for a level students?
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    (Original post by longking)
    When my older brother attended university his tutor advised him to to a dyslexia test. The result came back saying that he was a dyslexic. Now my issue with this is that the Secondary School he went to for sixth form failed to identify this even though he was attending a grammar school, surely the role of the school is to identify things such as this and help students through his/her's academic life. his tutors even said that his performance at A-level wasn't down to him not knowing the knowledge. It was due to the fact that the teachers did not offer him extra time in exams because they had failed to identify his dyslexia.

    After seeing my mom come back with the same result as my brother (mandatory testing at her job) i am afraid I'm in the same boat as them as my school doesn't do any screening for dyslexia.

    So should the schools provide mandatory dyslexia tests for a level students?
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    (Original post by longking)
    When my older brother attended university his tutor advised him to to a dyslexia test. The result came back saying that he was a dyslexic. Now my issue with this is that the Secondary School he went to for sixth form failed to identify this even though he was attending a grammar school, surely the role of the school is to identify things such as this and help students through his/her's academic life. his tutors even said that his performance at A-level wasn't down to him not knowing the knowledge. It was due to the fact that the teachers did not offer him extra time in exams because they had failed to identify his dyslexia.

    After seeing my mom come back with the same result as my brother (mandatory testing at her job) i am afraid I'm in the same boat as them as my school doesn't do any screening for dyslexia.

    So should the schools provide mandatory dyslexia tests for a level students?
    I wish they did, they would have caught mine. As testing accurately is so expensive I don't think they would pay for a test for anybody isn't failing unfortunately
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    for me i quite lucky that it was picked up when i was yougen. form parrten did not learn to walk to age 3. so it was parrtent at friast along with prescool. this have meant i allway had the support, with out it i would not be doing as well as iam. i think if any one notice sings of slow delvopment they should defanlty get it looked in to. i do belive that it should be commulary to be checked in someone at some point in there life. but i never had screening at my college it was an assment for support, but not why i had that support. they just read my peroius assment from my priamry school.
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    Anyone who says no is just plain ignorant and has never had any experience/or family members who have learning disabilites/difficulties.

    I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dispraxia 4 months ago. After I had retaken my A2. The physical sickness I felt when I was told was enduring. I mean I have been going all through this tiem with no support etc. The sad thing is I had been saying for two years that I knew something was wrong.

    My disabilities are more that when I read I mix the lines up. Pretty stupid but I can't help it. I have found that using a ruler helps omg.

    ****ing **** state schools for you.

    Now I am giving a levels again which will hopefully be the final time. Better come good though!

    Also I have to pay £200 for a laptop **** that haha
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    (Original post by georgeheal)
    for me i quite lucky that it was picked up when i was yougen. form parrten did not learn to walk to age 3. so it was parrtent at friast along with prescool. this have meant i allway had the support, with out it i would not be doing as well as iam. i think if any one notice sings of slow delvopment they should defanlty get it looked in to. i do belive that it should be commulary to be checked in someone at some point in there life. but i never had screening at my college it was an assment for support, but not why i had that support. they just read my peroius assment from my priamry school.
    lmao your spelling is worse than mien. However I can't tell if you are taking the piss.
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    (Original post by longking)
    So should the schools provide mandatory dyslexia tests for a level students?
    No. Testing our Y12 would cost the same as employing a teacher for the year.

    No. If a student has a significant problem then this is far too late. Also, getting extra time in exams should not be the reason for being tested. People should be tested if they are having problems learning and dyslexia is a likely reason. A diagnosis should then allow a school to target help more effectively. Getting extra time should be a minor part of all this.

    However, I'm sceptical about the whole diagnosis process and what qualifies you for extra time. Some kids are tested for so many different things that it's hard to believe that anyone wouldn't come out with a standardised score of less than 85 on something (and so qualify for extra time).
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    lmao your spelling is worse than mien. However I can't tell if you are taking the piss.
    That my dysexia for you spelling, can't do it most of b the time.

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    (Original post by georgeheal)
    That my dysexia for you spelling, can't do it most of b the time.

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    Oh right, where at least I know where you are coming from :P

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    No. Testing our Y12 would cost the same as employing a teacher for the year.

    No. If a student has a significant problem then this is far too late. Also, getting extra time in exams should not be the reason for being tested. People should be tested if they are having problems learning and dyslexia is a likely reason. A diagnosis should then allow a school to target help more effectively. Getting extra time should be a minor part of all this.
    However, I'm sceptical about the whole diagnosis process and what qualifies you for extra time. Some kids are tested for some many different things that it's hard to believe that anyone wouldn't come out with a standardised score of less than 85 on something (and so qualify for extra time).
    Not really, I scored on the 99th percentile on some of the tests and other in the 2nd!

    Weird how it works. And that teacher. This fat incompetent maths teacher recommended to do the decision questions on STEP....
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Anyone who says no is just plain ignorant and has never had any experience/or family members who have learning disabilites/difficulties.

    I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dispraxia 4 months ago. After I had retaken my A2. The physical sickness I felt when I was told was enduring. I mean I have been going all through this tiem with no support etc. The sad thing is I had been saying for two years that I knew something was wrong.

    My disabilities are more that when I read I mix the lines up. Pretty stupid but I can't help it. I have found that using a ruler helps omg.

    ****ing **** state schools for you.

    Now I am giving a levels again which will hopefully be the final time. Better come good though!

    Also I have to pay £200 for a laptop **** that haha
    A £200 laptop is complete steal! Though it depends on what processor, screen quality, HDD etc. it has.
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    A £200 laptop is complete steal! Though it depends on what processor, screen quality, HDD etc. it has.
    lmfao, you know its not a gaming pc right?

    It will be some ****ty one. With basic packages. I just want my own coloured paper for exams!!!!

    Do you have learning dificulties?

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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    lmfao, you know its not a gaming pc right?

    It will be some ****ty one. With basic packages. I just want my own coloured paper for exams!!!!

    Do you have learning dificulties?

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    Are you not? I'm so bad at advising people for laptops because I always assume they're interested in the same things that I am :lol: but still! You still need a good quality computer if you just want to do stuff like watch films or whatever it is you like to do some laptops are a complete ball ache regardless of whether you're into gaming or not. Oh and be sure to get a warranty! Nothing is worse than a laptop that is the epitome of Judas and breaks down when an essay is due

    I am not, however my mother and 9 year old brother are. It's a lot worse for my brother because he's got glue ear so he has a lot of difficulty getting things in class.

    And ty :kiss:
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    Are you not? I'm so bad at advising people for laptops because I always assume they're interested in the same things that I am :lol: but still! You still need a good quality computer if you just want to do stuff like watch films or whatever it is you like to do some laptops are a complete ball ache regardless of whether you're into gaming or not. Oh and be sure to get a warranty! Nothing is worse than a laptop that is the epitome of Judas and breaks down when an essay is due

    I am not, however my mother and 9 year old brother are. It's a lot worse for my brother because he's got glue ear so he has a lot of difficulty getting things in class.

    And ty :kiss:
    I am having the interview thingy/needs assesment. You know they are taking 300 sterling out of SF to do this. £300 for two hours for essentially bs since I was already diagnosed. Pathetic. Uniformly pathetic, and the laptop if I get one - I already have one and it is okayish (not good enough for games etc. but decent RAM). Them films though.

    Thanks for the advice, you talk very fluidly. Are you doing a levels?

    Sorry to hear about that, but its a good and a bad thing!

    Its annoying because people treat me liek an idiot :/
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    But I am better than them all at maths.
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    Probably due to me being a sperg though :evil:
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    I think all children need a complete diagnostic assessment at age 7. This would assess for dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, and other learning difficulties. All schools should have a SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) who is qualified to do full diagnostic assessments.

    The system we have at the moment is haphazard at best. Who is responsible for your needs depends on whether you have a statement of SEN or just a diagnosis. Children are missed frequently. No research has been done on this, but I would be willing to bet that more girls are missed than boys. More boys are diagnosed with dyspraxia in school but more girls are diagnosed at university level.

    I know diagnosis at an early age would have been very helpful for me and would have saved me a lot of struggles and suffering. More money needs putting into SEN so that everyone can get the help and support they need.

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    Wait, they'll be taking £300 out of your student finance, for something that isn't your fault? :erm:. Oh right, will you be using a laptop instead of taking a written exam? I really do feel for those will dyslexia, it's better that it's diagnosed earlier so that the right action is taken in order to tackle it and the young person is given the appropriate support so that they're not disadvantaged in education and future opportunities.

    Haha, what do you mean by "fluidly?" like a lot of rubbish spilling out of my mouth? :daydreaming:

    You don't give the essence of someone who has Aspergers but then again I haven't met many who are. Though I read a book by Jodi Picoult a few years ago, the name is "House Rules" if I recall correctly and it's such an amazing book about a guy called Jacob who has aspergers and he gets framed for murder because people mistake his habit of avoiding eye contact and being quite distant as the signs of a psychopath killer :zomg:

    Also, is it weird that I've had déja vu of typing this message? :rofl: tsr is taking over my life
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    Wait, they'll be taking £300 out of your student finance, for something that isn't your fault? :erm:. Oh right, will you be using a laptop instead of taking a written exam? I really do feel for those will dyslexia, it's better that it's diagnosed earlier so that the right action is taken in order to tackle it and the young person is given the appropriate support so that they're not disadvantaged in education and future opportunities.

    Haha, what do you mean by "fluidly?" like a lot of rubbish spilling out of my mouth? :daydreaming:

    You don't give the essence of someone who has Aspergers but then again I haven't met many who are. Though I read a book by Jodi Picoult a few years ago, the name is "House Rules" if I recall correctly and it's such an amazing book about a guy called Jacob who has aspergers and he gets framed for murder because people mistake his habit of avoiding eye contact and being quite distant as the signs of a psychopath killer :zomg:

    Also, is it weird that I've had déja vu of typing this message? :rofl: tsr is taking over my life
    I should probably post on your wall or message instead :P
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    I should probably post on your wall or message instead :P
    Haha, good idea. :lol:
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    Wait, they'll be taking £300 out of your student finance, for something that isn't your fault? :erm:. Oh right, will you be using a laptop instead of taking a written exam? I really do feel for those will dyslexia, it's better that it's diagnosed earlier so that the right action is taken in order to tackle it and the young person is given the appropriate support so that they're not disadvantaged in education and future opportunities.

    Haha, what do you mean by "fluidly?" like a lot of rubbish spilling out of my mouth? :daydreaming:

    You don't give the essence of someone who has Aspergers but then again I haven't met many who are. Though I read a book by Jodi Picoult a few years ago, the name is "House Rules" if I recall correctly and it's such an amazing book about a guy called Jacob who has aspergers and he gets framed for murder because people mistake his habit of avoiding eye contact and being quite distant as the signs of a psychopath killer :zomg:

    Also, is it weird that I've had déja vu of typing this message? :rofl: tsr is taking over my life
    Yeah. The tories in their infinite wisdom have decided that you need to pay for your assessment and pay for your assistive technologies. Because they are f**king a**eholes.

    My laptop is not an optional extra. I need it. I need a specialist tutor to help with organisation. This should be free. No one should have to pay for the help they need.

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    My college applies some tests at the beginning of the year such as reading and spelling to identify learning issues or general difficulties that could affect performance in exams which weren't found before. Because of this I got a typer for some exams since my handwriting is ****in atrocious once I write for a while so that helped a lot.
 
 
 
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