The term ‘Specific Learning Difference’, or 'SpLD', includes dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
Please note that a screening is not the same as an assessment. Screening gives an indication of whether or not a person has an SpLD.
Depending on your screening result, we may be able to refer you for a diagnostic assessment.
Booking an SpLD screening at DMU
There are two options for you to book for a screening using the MyGateway booking system:
Small group screening sessions
These are available in the first term of the 23-24 academic year.
The group size is a maximum of 20 students per session. You will not be asked to share personal information with the group.
Places can book quickly, especially in the first term.
Search ‘Events’ on MyGateway
for 'screening'; the search result will show sessions and whether there are places available.
Select a session that you know you can attend and book it. You will receive booking confirmation and the location of the session.
If you find you can’t come to a session you have booked, please cancel your place so another student can book it.
Search for appointments by topic on MyGateway, for example:
- I think I might be dyslexic
- I think I might be dyspraxic
- I think I might have dyscalculia
The screening appointment is discussion-based. You will not be asked any ‘test’ questions.
These appointments get booked quickly, and we recommend checking MyGateway regularly for new appointments or cancellations.
You can see appointments on MyGateway up to eight weeks in advance. Bookings can be made 14 days ahead of the appointment.
You will be able to see when bookings open for advance appointments on MyGateway. If you cannot view/book appointments then this means they are currently fully booked.
If you already have a formal diagnosis of an SpLD
If you have had a diagnostic assessment for an SpLD and have received a report of the assessment, then you can get in contact with our team directly.
You will need to email a copy of your assessment report to firstname.lastname@example.org from your DMU email address. The SpLD Disability Officer will reply to you with further information.