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Study needs assessment centre recs for ADHD??

Anyone have any recommendations for assessment centres particularly good for ADHD?
With the government changes it seems the only way to get assessed is through private centres that student finance then pays - but obviously with being private it is very hard to know which ones are decent / specialised for each disability.
Searched over and over and can't seem to find any specialised in ADHD/ specific learning differences (SpLds) .
Pleaseeee let me know if you have any experience, good or bad, or are aware of any centres for ADHD/SpLDs.
Thankssss :smile:
Original post by amy_alevels
Anyone have any recommendations for assessment centres particularly good for ADHD?
With the government changes it seems the only way to get assessed is through private centres that student finance then pays - but obviously with being private it is very hard to know which ones are decent / specialised for each disability.
Searched over and over and can't seem to find any specialised in ADHD/ specific learning differences (SpLds) .
Pleaseeee let me know if you have any experience, good or bad, or are aware of any centres for ADHD/SpLDs.
Thankssss :smile:

Hi

The system doesn’t really work like that now. You’ll be referred to Capita or StudyTech depending on where you live or study at the time of your application. Both companies have dozens of assessors and they will match you with someone who has experience of assessing for ADHD. You could try asking for a specific assessor if someone has a recommendation.
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Original post by blackeberg
Hi
The system doesn’t really work like that now. You’ll be referred to Capita or StudyTech depending on where you live or study at the time of your application. Both companies have dozens of assessors and they will match you with someone who has experience of assessing for ADHD. You could try asking for a specific assessor if someone has a recommendation.

Hi!
Thank you for that, the changes have been so confusing for me! I think I may have missed the period in which this happens as I haven't been referred to either and it seems I must still choose independently.
Original post by amy_alevels
Hi!
Thank you for that, the changes have been so confusing for me! I think I may have missed the period in which this happens as I haven't been referred to either and it seems I must still choose independently.

If you have a DSA1 letter dated 26th February or earlier then you can use a different assessment centre. The website for searching these has been turned off so it might be worth checking with your university to see if they can recommend one.
Original post by amy_alevels
Anyone have any recommendations for assessment centres particularly good for ADHD?
With the government changes it seems the only way to get assessed is through private centres that student finance then pays - but obviously with being private it is very hard to know which ones are decent / specialised for each disability.
Searched over and over and can't seem to find any specialised in ADHD/ specific learning differences (SpLds) .
Pleaseeee let me know if you have any experience, good or bad, or are aware of any centres for ADHD/SpLDs.
Thankssss :smile:

I have a rare medical condition and I was matched with an assessor via study tech that had the same condition! Honestly they try to match you with someone that has knowledge of your condition very well. It's amazing as the assessor offers you tons of support. I had an assessment via video call which worked really well and made it much easier to get matched with a suitable assessor as we did not need to live in the same area at all.
Original post by blackeberg
If you have a DSA1 letter dated 26th February or earlier then you can use a different assessment centre. The website for searching these has been turned off so it might be worth checking with your university to see if they can recommend one.

Ah okay makes sense since mine was dated earlier! Thanks :smile:
Original post by Thatclimbingirl
I have a rare medical condition and I was matched with an assessor via study tech that had the same condition! Honestly they try to match you with someone that has knowledge of your condition very well. It's amazing as the assessor offers you tons of support. I had an assessment via video call which worked really well and made it much easier to get matched with a suitable assessor as we did not need to live in the same area at all.

Ah I'm so glad to hear that! Getting disability support can be really longwinded so that's great to hear. I ended up having a really positive assessment and the assessor had the same disability too! Woohoo! Waiting for my report to be sent off now so hoping for the best.

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