If you have received a diagnosis for dyslexia there are a variety of tools available to help you with your academic studies. Try following the links below.
The University of Nottingham has compiled – Handbook for ‘Examination and revision advice’, which contains useful tips to devise your own approach to exam revision.
All Barnsley College, PCs and laptops have desktop software study aids.
Firstly, Read & Write 11 is a tool bar which features, among other capabilities, an automated document reader which reads documents aloud. Again, you will need headphones for this facility. It can be used on webpages and word documents, and is very handy as a way of proof reading your own work before hand-in. For a quick session on how to use this software and find out how it can help you, please contact Study Skills for an appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
The College libraries can provide you with a variety of coloured overlays to facilitate reading documents, and provide printing paper in a variety of colours to suit your preference. If you would like any other help, please discuss this with library staff – we are here to help!
For teachers/PPMs – Supporting dyslexia at A Level (webpage)
Same as above but as a printable PDF – Supporting dyslexia at A level
If would like to discuss dyslexia and further help which may be available to you, such as specialist support, please contact one of the following:
Barnsley College Additional Learning Support
Phone: 01226 216769
Disability and Dyslexia Service at Barnsley College Higher Education
Phone: 01226 216782
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