The Profiler for students
at college or university
Dyslexia has been defined as: “a difficulty in the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and writing skills“.
Cognitive skills that impact on literacy may also cause difficulties in other areas.
Many adults find some coping strategies in school to help overcome some of their literacy difficulties, but when moving from school to college or university new challenges can arise. These can be relating to study skills, as well for some impacting on mental wellbeing. Dyslexia Student Plus looks at support and guidance in the context of college and university.
DyslexiaPlus Student - Q & A
Who is DyslexiaPlus Student Profiler for?
The DyslexiaPlus Student Screener is designed for students at college or university and who may be dyslexic.Recognising that each person has a unique profile and some people may have other neurodiverse traits it also looks at strengths and challenges in the other areas of learning, and provides personalised advice and guidance in this setting.
So why should I use this?
This Profiler is a screener, but offers much of the same information, advice and guidance as a full assessment, but at a significantly reduced cost (plus no delays and no travel!) Of course, only with a full (human) assessment can you have a formal diagnosis that you may need to access funding. But DyslexiaPlus Student may help you in the decision-making process as well as help those supporting you understand the best support that may work for you.
Will it say if I am dyslexic?
A formal diagnosis of dyslexia is usually only provided by an appropriately qualified assessment specialist such as an educational psychologist. However, the report will confirm your areas of strengths and weaknesses, and will tell you if your profile is consistent with someone with dyslexia.
What is included?
It provides you with a picture of your strengths and areas of challenge, and practical guidance and links to resources.
How long will it take?
In DyslexiaPlus Student Profiler you need to complete all the modules in the main folder. This should take you about an hour or so depending on how fast you answer the questions. But don’t worry, you do not have to do it all in one go. You can do it in several sessions to complete them all. But please note that you can only do each test once. If you have to stop half-way through a test, you also have the option to continue where you left off.
Is there a time limit for access?
You can also access your report for up to two years after you have taken the modules.
Will I have to read a lot?
The DyslexiaPlus Student Profiler Report is like your own “Personalised Support Manual”. It has lots of information and we have made it as dyslexia-friendly as possible, with information available in different formats. You may want to dip into the report and set some goals for yourself, and then review it when you need to. To make life easier, we also have links to websites to make it easier for you.
What computer do I need, or can I use my tablet?
The system works through your browser and should work on Windows, Apple and Android devices. To be more 'dyslexia-friendly', the assessments have sound files. You need reasonably fast internet speed to avoid frustration waiting for downloads. We do not advise you using it on a mobile phone.