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Do you think you might have dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which makes it harder for some people to learn, to read, write and spell.

Students find that sometimes while writing an essay, project or thesis that they are having a lot of difficulties with reading or spelling and think they may have dyslexia.

CIT Students can apply for CIT Disability Support Service supports if they can present evidence of a history of a specific learning difference or receiving educational supports, e.g. as part of the DARE Educational Impact Statement or State Examinations Commission letter regarding RACE (Reasonable Accommodations at the Certificate Examinations) /exam supports in the Leaving Certificate. If you do not have this, then we require you to provide a full educational psychologist assessment with details of a diagnosis of a specific learning difference.

How can I get diagnosed with dyslexia?

To be diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia you need to see a (educational) psychologist for an assessment (a GP cannot diagnose it).

What supports are available?

What CIT supports are available?

CIT DISAbility support sergice (dsS) SUPPORTS

If you have a diagnosis of a specific learning difference such as dyslexia you can applyfor  DSS supports such as exam supports like extra time, access to reading software, refering lecturers to marking guidelines, as well as access to Learning Support and Assistive technology.

  • More details are our Applying for Support webpage and DSS Student Guide: www.mycit.ie/dssstudentguide
  • Students with a Specific Learning Difficulty, who do not have a full report from an Educational Psychologist, may apply for supports with the DSS, if they can present evidence of a history of a specific learning difference or receiving educational supports, e.g. as part of the DARE Educational Impact Statement or State Examinations Commission letter regarding RACE (Reasonable Accommodations at the Certificate Examinations) /exam supports in the Leaving Certificate.
  • Please email dss@cit.ie for more details.