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Hi, so I'm meant to be having a dyslexia screening tomorrow at college, and i was just wondering what happens in them? My screening at the beginning of my college year was fine, but several of my teachers and my mum (she works with loads of adults with dyslexia and dyspraxia so knows a lot about it and she says I show lots of /signs/ of dyslexia) reckon I'm dyslexia (or maybe Dyspraxic) and I'm a just very nervous on how it goes because I think extra time or a computer to type on in the exam will honestly benefit me but I'm kinda scared they're just going to say I don't have any signs of dyslexia or dyspraxia and just not do anything else and I'll be left to fail my exams. Also, is it worth bringing in a list of the reasons my mum said I might be dyslexic? Because i don't really know what to say when someone asks 'So, Why do you think you could be dyslexic, your screening results were fine?'

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Hi, so I'm meant to be having a dyslexia screening tomorrow at college, and i was just wondering what happens in them? My screening at the beginning of my college year was fine, but several of my teachers and my mum (she works with loads of adults with dyslexia and dyspraxia so knows a lot about it and she says I show lots of /signs/ of dyslexia) reckon I'm dyslexia (or maybe Dyspraxic) and I'm a just very nervous on how it goes because I think extra time or a computer to type on in the exam will honestly benefit me but I'm kinda scared they're just going to say I don't have any signs of dyslexia or dyspraxia and just not do anything else and I'll be left to fail my exams. Also, is it worth bringing in a list of the reasons my mum said I might be dyslexic? Because i don't really know what to say when someone asks 'So, Why do you think you could be dyslexic, your screening results were fine?'

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Is it an educational psychologist assessment or a basic pc screening? Taking a list of symptoms sounds like a good idea It's not really anything to be nervous about, they'll probably test your memory, reading, processing speed and writing speed and things like that. I ve known i m dyspraxic for 10 years but never suspected i was dyslexic too until i was told i had that too when i was 18,its something you'll have had all of your life if you do have it so it could be your coping methods have covered it up, if that makes sense?
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Is it an educational psychologist assessment or a basic pc screening? Taking a list of symptoms sounds like a good idea It's not really anything to be nervous about, they'll probably test your memory, reading, processing speed and writing speed and things like that. I ve known i m dyspraxic for 10 years but never suspected i was dyslexic too until i was told i had that too when i was 18,its something you'll have had all of your life if you do have it so it could be your coping methods have covered it up, if that makes sense?
I think it's just a basic screening? Well, I was going to be tested for dyslexia back in year 6, but it was the end of the year so my teacher just never got round to it I think, but now I'm in year 12 my media teacher said he noticed a big mismatch between my verbal and written responses. I just thought it was because essay writing isn't my strong point but he mentioned it to my Mum at parents evening last month so I'm not sure. Thank you !
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Hi, so I'm meant to be having a dyslexia screening tomorrow at college, and i was just wondering what happens in them? My screening at the beginning of my college year was fine, but several of my teachers and my mum (she works with loads of adults with dyslexia and dyspraxia so knows a lot about it and she says I show lots of /signs/ of dyslexia) reckon I'm dyslexia (or maybe Dyspraxic) and I'm a just very nervous on how it goes because I think extra time or a computer to type on in the exam will honestly benefit me but I'm kinda scared they're just going to say I don't have any signs of dyslexia or dyspraxia and just not do anything else and I'll be left to fail my exams. Also, is it worth bringing in a list of the reasons my mum said I might be dyslexic? Because i don't really know what to say when someone asks 'So, Why do you think you could be dyslexic, your screening results were fine?'

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If you don't want to go through the process/get the label you could contact organisations that help you to deal with it and find ways around it?
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I think it's just a basic screening? Well, I was going to be tested for dyslexia back in year 6, but it was the end of the year so my teacher just never got round to it I think, but now I'm in year 12 my media teacher said he noticed a big mismatch between my verbal and written responses. I just thought it was because essay writing isn't my strong point but he mentioned it to my Mum at parents evening last month so I'm not sure. Thank you !
A mismatch between verbal and written responses does sound like a possible indicator for being dyslexic. If its a basic screening i think it's pc based tests rather than a really long assessment although getting a full diagnostic assessment would be useful for the future if the screening does say you're dyslexic/dyspraxic. If you have any other questions let me know
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A mismatch between verbal and written responses does sound like a possible indicator for being dyslexic. If its a basic screening i think it's pc based tests rather than a really long assessment although getting a full diagnostic assessment would be useful for the future if the screening does say you're dyslexic/dyspraxic. If you have any other questions let me know
Do you know/think it will be the same screening I did when i started at my college?

I will let you know, thank you very much!
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Do you know/think it will be the same screening I did when i started at my college?

I will let you know, thank you very much!
It could be, although they might do something more in depth since the one you did when you started didnt show anything up.
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