How are students screened and assessed at Leicester?

A description of the dyslexia assessment process for students who think they might be dyslexic

Students will often self refer to the AccessAbility Centre or they may be advised by a tutor to come to the AccessAbility Centre.  Usually something has alerted the student or tutor to a possible problem following some form of assessment.  For more information on spotting dyslexia, please refer to the 'spotters guide'.

A student who asks to be be screened for dyslexia will be taken through the following process:

Step 1 - An interview with a Study Adviser about current issues, past educational experiences and learning styles

Step 2 -  A screening using the Dyslexia Adult Screening Test.  This will give an indication of an underlying Specific Learning Difficulty of the dyslexic type.

Step 3 - Referral to the Student Learning Centre or an Educational Psychologist or other partner in the university such as Counselling or Student Support Co-ordinator, (well being).

Once a student has a report which confirms Dyslexia the AccessAbility Centre can assist students with:


Please note that the AccessAbility Centre does not proof read and cannot provide subject specific support for students.  Many students will have a recommendation in their report for support from their department.


Share this page:

Contact Us

+44 (0)116 252 5002

or visit us on the ground floor of the Library

The AccessAbility Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, during both terms and vacations. Contact us if you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours.


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the David Wilson Library.