QuickScan Dyslexia Screening Test
If QuickScan has shown indicators of a SpLD or you have been advised to have an updated diagnostic assessment, you can follow the steps below to arrange this. Once you have had your assessment you will receive a diagnostic report that details the Educational Psychologist's findings and whether you have a SpLD. If the report you receive includes a positive diagnosis, you would be eligible for support from Leeds Beckett Disability Advice. You may also be eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance from your funding body.
To apply for this funding:
- Complete QuickScan. Please take a note of your reference number
- Pay the £50 contribution towards your assessment in the online store.
- Complete the simple Disability Diagnostic Form. (This is where we will ask you for your QuickScan reference number)
- Once your form has been processed, you will receive an email with the contact details to book your assessment. It is up to you to book your assessment with the details included in this email.
- The process of arranging a diagnostic assessment and any support that you might need while studying can take around 12 weeks. If you wish to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances this can take a further 12-14 weeks; please contact Disability Advice and apply for Disabled Students' Allowances as soon as possible.
What is QuickScan?
QuickScan is a computerised screening programme used to indicate whether you show signs of a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as dyslexia. It also indicates your preferred learning style to help you study more effectively.
- QuickScan is not a formal diagnosis of dyslexia or any other SpLD.
- QuickScan is not complicated or daunting.
- You will be asked a series of questions about what you would do in different situations or how you feel about particular activities.
- It is not timed so you can complete it at your own pace.
- At the end you will receive a computer generated report which indicates whether you show any signs of a SpLD.
- Go to MyBeckett and log in
- Go to the Support Tab
- Find the Disability Support tile
- Click on the QuickScan link
- Follow the on screen instructions
You can also access QuickScan directly.
Once completed, you will able to view, print and save your personalised QuickScan report. Please make a note of your QuickScan reference number in order to access your QuickScan report again at a later date.
Cost and financial assistance
If QuickScan shows indicators of a SpLD, the University can help you arrange a full diagnostic assessment with an Educational Psychologist for a formal diagnosis. The University pays for the majority of the assessment, but you will be asked to pay a £50 contribution towards the assessment. Please contact the Disability Advice Team at email@example.com or 0113 812 5831 for more information.