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SpLD and Dyslexia screening and assessment

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Goldsmiths offers students screenings and assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

If you think you may have dyslexia, dyspraxia or another SpLD, you can arrange a free short screening with one of our team. At the screening you may be advised to consider a full Diagnostic Assessment.

Arranging a free screening

Contact us to make an appointment for a free screening.

At a screening a Disability Adviser will see if you have any indicators of a SpLD. They will refer to you to have a full assessment if you do.


Arranging a full Diagnostic Assessment

Contact the Student Centre to discuss this.

If you have 'prior evidence' of a SpLD but not a Diagnostic Assessment

‘Prior evidence’ refers to any existing information indicating that you have a Specific Learning Difficulty. It could be a childhood report, or statement of support carried out at school/college to permit arrangements such as extra time in exams.

Providing prior evidence may speed up the screening and assessment process, which enables support to be put in place as quickly as possible.

The evidence can be emailed to disability (

If you have already have a Diagnostic Assessment

We will accept a ‘Diagnostic Assessment’ from a psychologist or suitably qualified specialist teacher, providing it was done after your 16th birthday.

The can be emailed to disability (

Prospective students

We can only arrange screenings or assessments for students enrolled at Goldsmiths.

However, early contact before enrolment helps to ensure that arrangements can be made as quickly as possible.

If you are thinking about studying here and have, or think you have, a Specific Learning Difficulty please contact the Disability Service before beginning your course.


The screening and assessment process can take up to a full term. This includes the screening and/or assessment and the time needed to put support in place.

We encourage you to start the process as early as possible.

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