University of Southampton Enabling Services - Jane Lapraik


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  • Disability support is for students who have physical disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, mental health issues. AERS as dyslexia but also very specific requirements – rest breaks, papers in braille etc,
  • Screenings for students who are experiencing difficulties. After screening, if appropriate, the student is offered a full diagnostic assessment – Access to Learning Fund £50 Tutorial support covers skills needed in HE e.g. academic writing, reading rate, exams and revision, organisation and time management. AERS – give examples
  • First point of contact in times of crisis. Students can refer themselves or their friends. First support practitioners work with students to identify what help is required and support them until it’s in place.
  • Counselling provided for students and staff. Drop-in sessions are available throughout the year from 1-2pm every day – Wednesdays in the vacation period. Group workshops are also being planned – we’ll let you have details as soon as we know them.
  • Most dyslexic students or students with a disability are eligible to apply for the DSA. DSA can provide ……………….. Not paid back at end of course
  • Must register with us. Information to faculties within 2 weeks of student completing reg process with us. Memo to faculty giving outline of strengths and weaknesses – support recommended by faculty and support offered by Enabling Services as well as AERs
  • University of Southampton Enabling Services - Jane Lapraik

    1. 1. Inclusive Education: Making it Happen University of Southampton 11 July 2012 Alison WoodwardAssistant Director, Student Services
    2. 2. Enabling Services Student Services George Thomas Building, Room 2113 Highfield Tel: 023 8059 7726 Lapraik – Adviser to the Faculties Tel: 023 8059 7726 2
    3. 3. Enabling Services Support available at the university How to access support What to do before you arrive Tel: 023 8059 7726 3
    4. 4. Some stats: Over 2000 students at the university have declared a disability or specific learning difficulty (SpLD) 8% of students one in every twelve students Tel: 023 8059 7726 4
    5. 5. Enabling Services 023 8059 7726 FirstDisability Dyslexia Support Counselling WNAC ATS Tel: 023 8059 7726 5
    6. 6. Disability Support: Personal visits (pre-arrival, if appropriate) Academic support and Additional Examination Recommendations (AERs) Help with Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) application Help with transport and access Advice to faculties
    7. 7. Dyslexia (SpLD) Support: Screenings Assessments Visual stress – overlay assessments Tutorial support Exam arrangements Help with DSA application Advice to the faculties Tel: 023 8059 7726 7
    8. 8. First Support: First point of contact for students in crisis Short-term help Identifies support Students can refer friends Staff can refer students Office hours Tel: 023 8059 7488 Out of hours Tel: 023 8059 2811 (24 hours a day) Tel: 023 8059 7726 8
    9. 9. Counselling: Available for staff and students Trained counsellors Confidential, friendly setting Daily drop-in sessions every day 1-2pm (term- time) Drop-in sessions Wednesdays 1-2pm (holidays) Email Tel: 023 8059 3719 Tel: 023 8059 7726 9
    10. 10. Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WSA): Needs Assessment for DSA Technological support PC or laptop Digital recorder Software Tutorial support LSA and mentoring support
    11. 11. Assistive Technology Service (ATS): Access to additional technological resources Available on all the main campuses Tel: 023 8059 7726 11
    12. 12. Essential for SpLd/ Dyslexia orDisability support Registration with Enabling Services (book an appointment by email, telephone or in person at the Student Services Centre check-in desk) Medical evidence (Disability) or diagnostic assessment report (Dyslexia/ SPLD) 12
    13. 13. Before you arrive: Diagnostic assessment report (for SpLD) Medical evidence (for disability, long-term health condition or mental health problems) Apply for the DSA Needs Assessment Assistive technology training (through WNAC) Tel: 023 8059 7726 13
    14. 14. After you arrive: Register with Enabling Services (you may be able to do this – or start the process - before you arrive) Book individual and group specialist support (if appropriate) Assistive technology training (through WNAC) Tel: 023 8059 7726 14