Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) diagnostic assessments for students at university
This assessment is for students who need a report for DSA applications and/or reasonable adjustments at university.
The assessment can identify the five SpLDs recognised by SASC and accepted for DSA applications:
ADHD (non-medical diagnosis)
The process involves tests of cognitive and academic ability, a consultation feedback meeting, and a SASC-compliant psychological report.
Assessments are conducted in-person (in our Colchester assessment room) or remotely.
A self-funded SpLD assessment costs £800.
For universities purchasing assessments for their students, please contact us for rates available on an ad-hoc and contractual basis.
FAQs for students at universities
How much does an assessment cost?
A self-funded SpLD assessment costs £800. This includes an individual assessment, feedback meeting and a SASC-compliant psychological report.
When do you take payment?
Full payment is required to make a booking.
Where does the assessment take place?
Our assessment room is in Colchester. Parking is available and directions/address are provided in the welcome pack. If you prefer, we can arrange a remote assessment.
How long is the assessment?
This can vary, but typically 2.5 hours. Breaks are offered as required.
Will a diagnosis be made?
Where there is evidence from within the assessment data, a formal diagnosis will be made. This assessment is broad-based and covers the five SpLDs recognised by SASC/accepted as a SpLD for DSA applications.
When will I receive the report?
You will receive the report three weeks after the assessment.
What can I expect from the report?
The report is a comprehensive document which details the findings, provides an explanation of the concerns and gives general recommendations
Can I submit the report with a Disabled Students' Allowance application?
Yes. Reports are SASC-compliant and written specifically for students needing evidence to submit with a DSA application.
For further information about our assessments please email Amanda (assessment coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help us assist with your enquiry, please provide a brief description of your concerns and the reasons for seeking an assessment.