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Loughborough University

Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity

Could I have dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD?

Students require a Full Neurodiversity Diagnostic Assessment (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) to meet the University’s disability evidence policy. Assessments can be conducted either remotely via an online platform such as Microsoft Teams or Skype etc., or in person. All assessment reports must be written in line with the SASC guidance and can be used to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Think you need an assessment?

Step 1:

Watch this video, it will give an explanation about Full Neurodiversity Diagnostic Assessments (FNDA).

If the content of the video confirms that the challenges you are experiencing are common with a neurodiversity, follow step 2.

Step 2:

Click here to complete the Neurodiversity Screening Questionnaire

When you have completed this, you will be provided with a percentage score and instructions how to proceed based on this. Depending on the outcome of the screening, you may wish to continue with an assessment if so move on to Step 3.

Step 3:

To support you in arranging a private assessment, please find below some organisations and individuals who conduct Full Diagnostic Assessments.

Please note the university is not responsible for the process or outcome of a private assessment and we do not intend to make specific recommendations for any organisation or individual. This assessment is arranged between you and the assessor you choose, costs will vary but you should expect to pay between £350 and £600.

Patoss registered specialist tutor/assessors in the local area:


Karen Ellis:          07835864068    karenellis9@gmail.com

Preeti Mackan:    0781 1199 941   p.mackan7@gmail.com

Jane O’Leary:      07985034032    jolassessments@gmail.com

Jayne Gillies:      07779238999     j.gill1732@hotmail.co.uk

June Page:          01509 262 398   junez.page@googlemail.com

The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

(Patoss): http://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/      Telephone: 01386 712 650

Dyslexia Action Guild


British Dyslexia Association (BDA):

For information about assessors in your local area: Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE):

For information about assessors in your local area: https://adshe.org.uk/find-a-tutor/


Step 4:

Once you receive your full assessment report, please email a copy to studentinclusion@lboro.ac.uk .  You will receive a confirmation email when your adjustments have been applied. It may be useful for you to know that you can view all your adjustments via your Self Service page

Step 5:

Apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance if that is recommended your report.

If you need any further help, contact studentinclusion@lboro.ac.uk.



Step by Step Guide to adult ADHD diagnosis and treatment

The bright side of ADHD Dr Ned Hallowell on embracing and succeeding with attention deficit

What is Dyslexia?

See dyslexia differently

The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia

Dyslexic Sperm Bank

Understanding Dyspraxia

Studying with dyspraxia: ‘I never truly understood an academic text’


Please refer to the University Evidence Policy here for advice on securing a full diagnostic assessment before your arrival. 

Current students for all programmes except Erasmus and Art Foundation

The University is not currently in a position to assess students for dyslexia, or financially contribute to an assessment. Local assessors to your home area can be found via the links on the University Evidence Policy here 

Please email StudentInclusion@lboro.ac.uk with your assessment report once completed. The team will then review the report, ensure appropriate examination recommendations are put onto your student record, and advise you further on the next step; applying for Disabled Students Allowance



Please contact us directly for more information if you feel you may be dyscalculic.


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