Sheffield Dyslexia Centre

Teaching, Supporting, Assessing

Specialist Study Skills Support for DSA

  • We provide 1:1 specialist study skills support to adult students in Higher Education under Disabled Student Allowance funding (DSA).
    Sessions can cover a wide range of topics to help the student develop skills for autonomy in their learning environment. The exact nature of the programme content will depend on the student’s individual needs. Targets for support are set and progress is reviewed regularly.
    Topics that can be covered include:

    Reading Skills

    • Types of Reading
    • Reading at Speed
    • Decoding Strategies 
    • Reading Comprehension 

    Writing and Spelling

    • Writing Organisation
    • Note-taking
    • Writing Clarity and Succinctness
    • Writing Style
    • Punctuation
    • Grammatical Issues
    • Use of Assistive Technologies
    • Helpful Features in Word
    • Sentence Level Features
    • Subject-specific spelling

    Spoken Language and Word Retrieval

    • Subject-specific Vocabulary

    Speaking, Listening and Non-verbal Communications

    • Presentations

    Organisation

    • Time Management
    • Personal Organisation 
    • Work Space Organisation
    • Efficient Study Methods including Revision Techniques

    Planning and Prioritising

    • Meeting Deadlines
    • Coordinating Complex Course Projects

    Short-term and Working Memory

    • Support Strategies and Techniques
    • Taking Notes in Lectures/Seminars

     Melanie Hunt Sheffield Dyslexia Centre (SDC) - NMH Rates

    Period covered - 01/04/2016 through to 31/03/2017

How to book

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