"Dyslexia: Students in Need" offers a positive approach to students with dyslexia in further and higher education. Students with dyslexia gain degrees and professional qualifications, and successes of this kind often depend on appropriate educational and technological support and upon funding. "Dyslexia: Students in Need", in an easy-to-read typeface, tackles the problems and challenges identified by students themselves. It provides information on applications and admissions to colleges and universities, and on seeking information, support and funding about dyslexia from institutions. It provides information on how to apply for funding from the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), and study skills relevant to dyslexia and to course requirements, with examples of how to maximise the strengths and abilities associated with dyslexia. It also presents ideas about the use of computers, software and other technologies relevant to dyslexia, and how to cope with revision and exams. It includes personal case studies written by undergraduate and postgraduate students with dyslexia.
This book is not only invaluable for dyslexic students, but valuable reading for Heads of Departments, admissions tutors, Equal Opportunities co-ordinators, lecturers, personal tutors and librarians.