Huddersfield New College
Specialist Dyslexia Support

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Studying with dyslexia can be difficult; with specialist help, students with dyslexia develop effective strategies to get round these difficulties.

The college employs two specialist teachers –Andrea Lindley and Erika Montgomery, who along with our Senior Support Assistant, Beverley Sutton, carry out dyslexia assessments in college, and then provide one-to-one support for as long as it is needed. Once assessed, students can then be given the right access arrangements in exams (for example, extra time, use of a word processor, reader or scribe), to allow you to perform to your full potential.

All new students undertake a short online assessment early in the first term to identify a range of issues including indications of dyslexia. This will then provide information for support to be targeted where it will have the most impact on achievement.

Huddersfield New College was awarded the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark in 2009 by the British Dyslexia Association, in recognition of the high standard of support we offer.

When you are ready to move on from college to Higher Education, the team also offer help and advice in applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

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