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Disability and Dyslexia Service

Specialist One to One Study Skills Support

On this page you will find information about Specialist One to One Study Skills Support provided by the Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS).

Specialist One to One Study Skills Support sessions are individual, personalised support sessions for students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. The sessions are with specialist tutors who are qualified in teaching students with SpLDs.

For UK students, these sessions are funded through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) which can also provide specialist equipment, assistive software and other allowances (agreed on a case-by-case basis). International students are funded by DDS. 

What will your sessions cover?

Specialist One to One Study Skills Support is aimed at making you a more independent learner by helping you to develop skills to enable you to work more efficiently and effectively. During the sessions, your tutor will help you to identify your strengths, using strategies based upon them to enable you to improve your areas of difficulty.

Topics covered during the sessions may include:

  • Reading strategies for comprehension, retention and fluency
  • Note-taking methods 
  • Essay planning
  • Structuring assignments and/or presentations
  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors
  • Improving research techniques
  • Time management and organisation strategies
  • Attention and concentration techniques
  • Examination and revision strategies
  • Memory techniques
  • Presentation skills

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required will vary on a student-by-student basis and you will work with your tutor to establish an appropriate timescale based on your individual needs and deadlines as appropriate.  You will receive no more than one session per week (one hour). Your Needs Assessment may contain recommendations regarding the total number of sessions and suggested topics to be covered.

How to Book?

To book individual Specialist One to One Study Skills Support sessions please email DDS or call us on 020 7882 2756.

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