What do we mean by this?
Before adjustments are implemented, we ask for some written confirmation. This may be a letter from your GP or Consultant, or it may be a report from an Educational Psychologist.
A doctor’s letter does not need to be long. It simply needs to confirm the nature of your impairment or medical condition and it is also helpful if recommendations can be made about specific adjustments.
If you have had an assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty conducted by a Chartered Psychologist, then we ask for a copy of the report. This will usually contain a description of tests carried out, along with conclusions and recommendations. If you need a new Educational Psychologist assessment, please contact us.
It may also be helpful if you are able to provide a letter from your school or previous institution that details any adjustments you have previously received.
We can act on medical evidence even if it is not fully up to date. However, we may ask for new medical evidence if it is more than two years old. If you hope to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance, it is important that any medical evidence is less than two years old.