Specific learning differences

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A Specific Learning Difference is categorised as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, and can include specific conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia. A Specific Learning Difference is sometimes known as a Specific Learning Difficulty or SpLD.

Some students may be diagnosed with one of these conditions or traits of a condition prior to arriving at the University of Lincoln. Other students may identify certain difficulties or barriers to elements of their learning and studies whilst enrolled here.

If you have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difference by a chartered and registered Educational Psychologist, the Student Wellbeing Centre can work with you to apply for and set up relevant academic support. This can include support such as a Personalised Academic Study Support and Disabled Students’ Allowances.

If you had any extra support in school for traits of a Specific Learning Difference (but were not officially diagnosed), or you have identified some areas of difficulty in your learning since enrolling at the University, the Student Wellbeing Centre can complete a Specific Learning Difference Screener with you which would indicate if further testing is required.

Student Wellbeing Drop-in Times:

  • Monday – Friday between 12-2pm
  • Thursday evenings (during term-time only) between 5-7pm
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