Assessments for Colleges and Universities

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ADULT DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT

We work with colleges and universities to provide diagnostic assessments to support Disability Student Allowance (DSA) applications.

 

The adult diagnostic assessment covers all the specific learning difficulties described by SASC including: 

  • ADHD 

  • Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

  • Dyslexia 

  • Dyscalculia 

  • Dysgraphia  


The key purpose of the adult diagnostic assessment is to enable young people and adults the opportunity to access support for their study or employment.

Assessments include academic and cognitive testing,  plus completion of the DIVA (Diagnostic Interview for Adults with ADHD) and the DIDA (Diagnostic Interview for Adults with DCD) as required.

The diagnostic assessment provides an opinion on the presence of ADHD symptoms as a specific learning difficulty. This is not the same as a medical opinion which may give access to medication. If you are considering medication you will need to see an adult psychiatrist. 

Working Together
Assessment Process
  • You can contact us by email or phone to discuss your individual requirements or to make a booking. 

  • Before the assessment we use an online questionnaire to gather background information.

  • On the day of the assessment the student completes about 2 hours of testing. 

  • Following the assessment, we arrange a video feedback meeting with the student to discuss the results. 

  • The written report takes three weeks. This is sent via email in a password protected document. 

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Is a Diagnostic Assessment the Right Choice for Me?

A diagnostic assessment may be the right choice for you if... 

  • You are a student who needs an assessment to support a DSA application

  • You are a professional who needs an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for access arrangements (such as extra time) in an examination. 

  • You are struggling in aspects of your work or studies, and would like to know whether a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyscalculia may account for this.