This article includes information about the process for students who suspect they may have a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia.
Formal Psychological Assessment
An independent Chartered Educational Psychologist will visit ASDAC a limited number of times per year. They can assess current students at the University of Portsmouth.
Students should contact ASDAC if they would like a referral. Contact ASDAC on firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 02392 843462 or call in person to the 3nd Floor Nuffield Centre.
Private Psychological Assessments
Students will need to seek their assessment privately if appointments for a Psychological assessment have been fully booked via ASDAC.
Applicants are encouraged to obtain a post 16 Psychological assessment before they arrive at University, to avoid unnecessary delays.
Further information on private practitioners can be found on the table below.
Please ensure your practitioner can meet the criteria required, if you intend to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Further guidance available on the SLC Practitioners website, P77-81.
Financing Psychological Assessments
Current students can discuss the financial implications of a Psychological assessment with The University’s Student Finance Centre. They can determine whether financial assistance is possible.
You are advised to contact Student Finance Centre directly on email@example.com, telephone 02392 843104 or call in person to the 2nd Floor Nuffield Centre.