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The dyslexia support service at the RCA is committed to enabling students to achieve their full potential and exceed their expectations while at the College.
The Dyslexia Support service offers:
- advice on dyslexia/ dyspraxia-related issues
- individual dyslexia/dyspraxia screening tests and assessment arrangements
- academic support
- strategy workshop sessions
- support for organisational difficulties
- individual tutorial help with dissertations, study skills, time management and presentation techniques
- regular contributions to the field of dyslexia research
We offer a dyslexic screening test available to students and staff and individual tutorials to facilitate academic tasks. It is advisable to book with a member of the team first.
If you have a particular piece of work you wish to discuss, please bring this with you.
The idea behind group sessions is to introduce students to a number of strategies, which the students can try out within a safe and supportive environment.
The sessions always begin with an explanation for and description of the particular difficulties or issues. Various strategies are then presented which the students explore and try out for themselves. The sessions end with a discussion about the relative merits and possible applications for each strategy.
The length of each session is generally 45 minutes, and covers areas of difficulty such as memory, spelling, reading and writing, note-taking, verbal presentations and relaxation techniques. Every sixth session is a review session where we revisit and review the learned strategies.
Library Provision for Students and Staff with Dyslexia
All the staff working in the Library have had training in dyslexia awareness and will understand and sympathise with any difficulties you might have. So, if you have dyslexia it is important to tell the member of staff dealing with you.
Books and videos about dyslexia are located just inside the mezzanine level on the left.
Video recordings of all CHS lectures are available for you to look at in the library.
Book Finding Service
There is a book finding service, which is available on Mondays between 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm during term time. To make use of this service, you need to book a time at the Library desk.
We have just installed 'Inspirations', which is a mind-managing software, on the machines in the Computer Cluster.
Additional Induction Session
Through the Dyslexia Coordinator you can book an additional induction session to help you find your way around the Library.
Library Skills Workshops
Library skills workshops to help with research skills are run most Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 12pm. Sign up at the desk.
There are headphones and a magnifying glass kept by the desk. If you want to use these just ask.
The Library can provide you with a receipt for photocopying. If you have DSA funding you might be able to reclaim this money.
The best time for photocopying is in the morning between 9am and 10.30am, because it is less busy.
Qona Rankin, Dyslexia Coordinator
+44 (0)20 7590 4544
Rosey Briggs-McCracken, Dyslexia Tutor
+44(0)20 7590 4408