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    I've just been diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia
    I'm currently in my 2nd year of law and I'm really unsure as tothe kind of support that I can receive
    I would love to here from anyone who is and was in my situation
    And what type of support you got or get, what you would recommend and what I'm likely to get given the nature of my course
    Pls and thank You 😊
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    The support you get depends on what you need. You may get things like a note taker and a mentor. If you have exams, you may get extra time. If that's the case, you'd be a separate room with a few other students with the same exam arrangements.
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    (Original post by Dbrand101)
    I've just been diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia
    I'm currently in my 2nd year of law and I'm really unsure as tothe kind of support that I can receive
    I would love to here from anyone who is and was in my situation
    And what type of support you got or get, what you would recommend and what I'm likely to get given the nature of my course
    Pls and thank You 😊

    It all depends on what your needs assessment comes up with - for example my son has similar issues and was given a new printer - a photocopying and ink cartridge allowance of up to £300 a year - a book reader thingy - so you can scan through books at the library ( I am very techno phobic - I think it's like a kindle thing ) - dragon software, Dictaphone , headphones , extra time in exams , use of a computer in exams, one to one specialist help on writing reports dissertations, doing presentations ( he hasn't taken them up on those offers though) - extensions to deadlines (hasn't taken those up either) -

    If you have to go into en- suite university accommodation due to your dyspraxia (my son claimed under OCD and I know others who have claimed under aspergers ) and you can get medical evidence of this (written letter from a doctor ) you can possibly get the cost difference between university standard accommodation and university en- suite accommodation up to the value of the general allowance of £1790 a year, less the cost of your needs assessment in the first year of claiming - it is up to you to state why you need this / how it affects you and has to be recommended by the needs assessor - I think you can only claim it if you are living in uni accommodation - but if your uni doesn't house second years there may be a way to get some allowance - the best people to speak to are the student support and disability team at your uni - usually much more knowledgeable than the people at SFE who deal with DSA.
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    Thank you all for your reply ☺️
    Based on what you said I've been doing some research
    And I've been told I might be entitled to a laptop
    Now as my course is very much coursework based I want to know if I would be entitled to one
    As I don't currently have a laptop and for my first and part of my second year I've been using my sisters mac when at home or the mac pc at school.
    I would like to know the laptop I would likely get or if I could add my own money to buy a laptop of my own
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    (Original post by Dbrand101)
    Thank you all for your reply ☺️
    Based on what you said I've been doing some research
    And I've been told I might be entitled to a laptop
    Now as my course is very much coursework based I want to know if I would be entitled to one
    As I don't currently have a laptop and for my first and part of my second year I've been using my sisters mac when at home or the mac pc at school.
    I would like to know the laptop I would likely get or if I could add my own money to buy a laptop of my own
    You would get a laptop sufficient to run any specialist software you get through DSA. You will be expected to pay £200 towards it.
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    So i have just had my study needs assessment and I've been told what sort kinda of support i might be entitled to
    Now as i don't own a laptop my assessor had recommended me some laptop that I'm not really familiar with
    So hes told that i may be able to upgrade to the laptop i do prefer (apple mac 13.3 inch air)
    Can anybody who has had their laptop upgraded to a mac or any other laptop talk to me about how its done and if it worth going for one financially

    Thanks
 
 
 
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