The benefits of diagnosis

BENEFITS OF HAVING A DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSEMENT FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Children

  • Help and understanding at school
  • Extra time in exams
  • Reasonable adjustments like using a laptop or keyboard in school instead of writing.
  • Options in PE lessons to include solo sport
  • A buddy to help find the way around a new large secondary school or college

Adults

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) at university. This provides for additional tutorials, extra time in exams and possibly software and hardware.

  • ‘Reasonable adjustments in sixth forms or college
  • ‘Access to work’ help in employment. This is free to employers.
  • Understanding your own type of dyspraxia and explaining this to others.
  • Practical strategies to overcome or avoid difficulties, and enable you to work to your strengths.
  • Helping you get in to and stay in employment.
  • Helping you get promotion and better pay.
  • Lessening your stress and anxiety.
  • Improving your performance and your enjoyment of life
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