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    Just looking for abit of advise. Just going to start my masters for two years. Previously claimed dsa for dsylexia. Sent my forms off as i remember how useful time was in assessment centre looking at what could be useful. Uni says my report from 2006 is still valid as it was done post 16. Student finance england say its not a full diagnostic report. The report is fairly detailed and is the same report they accepted as evidence the last time.

    So first question, anyone else having issues?

    Second question, is it worth it?

    I have a laptop and remember inspiration software was great which would be cheaper and quicker to go and buy if i have to be retested. Plus there is the emotional aspect, i know i have a problem but its soul destroying to be in phone to student finance asking for help and i remember hating going through testing as it made me feel stupid (i know im not). My uni wont fund test.

    Third question, what are they currently offering to fund?

    Its been a while since i went so they might be offering some improved software or equipment i dont know about. Ive got to price up what i need to what it may cost me to get through dsa hoops.

    Thanks
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    Just looking for abit of advise. Just going to start my masters for two years. Previously claimed dsa for dsylexia. Sent my forms off as i remember how useful time was in assessment centre looking at what could be useful. Uni says my report from 2006 is still valid as it was done post 16. Student finance england say its not a full diagnostic report. The report is fairly detailed and is the same report they accepted as evidence the last time.

    So first question, anyone else having issues?

    Second question, is it worth it?

    I have a laptop and remember inspiration software was great which would be cheaper and quicker to go and buy if i have to be retested. Plus there is the emotional aspect, i know i have a problem but its soul destroying to be in phone to student finance asking for help and i remember hating going through testing as it made me feel stupid (i know im not). My uni wont fund test.

    Third question, what are they currently offering to fund?

    Its been a while since i went so they might be offering some improved software or equipment i dont know about. Ive got to price up what i need to what it may cost me to get through dsa hoops.

    Thanks
    Reading software and text to speech software costs as much as an ed psych report does if not more, add a dictaphone to that then I d say it's worth the few hundred for a test. Once you ve got a full diagnostic report, that would last for life and if it's give you any comfort although yes it ll be focused on your faults. It will also tell you what your brain does well.
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    You need to ask SFE what they require. Yes, they do require the full report post-16. But it seems odd that they accepted it last time; but not this time.
 
 
 
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