Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA Reports) from £440
Disabled Students' Allowances provide extra financial help if you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty like Dyslexia. They are paid on top of the standard student finance package
and don't have to be repaid.
In order to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance evidence of the disability must be provided. In the case of Dyslexia this would be a current up to date Dyslexia Assessment conducted by an Educational Psychologist or Specialist Teacher holding a current Practising Certificate.
A DSA Assessment for students entering Higher Education consists of a full range of tests to assess underlying ability, attainment in spelling, writing, reading and numeracy and a range of
underpinning tests to assess working memory, speed of processing and phonological awareness. The assessment takes around three hours and can be administered over one or two sessions.
Before the assessment the client is invited to meet the assessor and a case history is taken by phone or at an initial interview.
Following the assessment a full, detailed report is written and a feedback session arranged.
The fee is charged in three parts: a £75 deposit paid before the assessment,£210
paid when the assessment is completed and a further £155 is due when the report is written. If dyslexia is not diagnosed or a report is not required the client has the option to decline the report and no further fee is due.
The assessment can be conducted at our offices or at the client's home. Assessments conducted at a client's home incur an additional fee, depending on location.
Support is available for students receiving DSA allowance for Specific Learning Difficulties. This includes Literacy Support and Study skills support .
Fee £65 per hour.
All dittas DSA tutors are experienced in coaching and supporting adult students working at undergraduate level and are qualified Teachers or Lecturers with a Specialist Dyslexia Qualification.