Happy Phrase

Students struggling with writing essays and reports can get a range of support through the Disabled Students Allowances. For example, the funding can provide mind mapping and voice recognition software, spelling and grammar checking applications, and one-to-one specialist study skills support.   However, there are also some great tools available Read more…

What’s your type?

If you struggling to take in information when reading, find that you frequently lose your place or inadvertently reread lines, it’s worth taking a few minutes to evaluate the formatting of the material you are reading. With a few simple tweaks to change how the text looks, you may find Read more…

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Yes you scan

During their needs assessment, students struggling with reading speed or comprehension will have a chance to see the possible benefits of using text-to-speech software, such as ClaroRead, to support their reading difficulties. This can work well (check out this meta-analysis for the evidence), removing the need to decode text and Read more…

Letters

Smash your spelling

Do you struggle with spelling? Do you think of the perfect word to express what you are trying to write about, but then think there’s no way you’ll be able to spell it correctly and so choose something less suphistacated sofistacated sophastikated good? Students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances Read more…

Ketchup on your time

Time management is a vital skill for studying at university, with students expected to organise much of their learning independently and with minimal support from tutors. Students eligible for Disabled Students Allowances can get specialist support with this if they have particular difficulties keeping on top of their workload due Read more…

Hit the highlights

Texthelp Read&Write is a popular literacy program available to students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances, providing a range of features to support reading and writing difficulties. One feature that students really like is the highlighting option. This allows for key points in a text to be highlighted and then Read more…