Am I dyslexic?
Estimates indicate that approximately 5% of the Danish population has difficulty with reading and writing due to dyslexia.
Symptoms of dyslexia can include:
- Fatigue and/or problems with concentrating when reading and writing.
- Low reading speed.
- Spelling mistakes in the form of a lack of or incorrect word endings and interchanged letters.
- Difficulty in mentally retaining a sentence while writing it down.
- Difficulty with learning a foreign language such as English or German.
There are various degrees of dyslexia, but if you recognize several of these symptoms, you may be dyslexic.
Test, documentation and applying for SPS
If you suspect that you are dyslexic, you can apply for a test and obtain the help you need. The test is performed by trained reading specialists and takes about an hour. Contact an SPS counsellor at Elite & Support if you want to be tested and she will arrange a test for you under the Quality and Supervisory Board and follow up the test results so that she can forward an application for the aid facilities you need.
If you have already been diagnosed as dyslexic and if you have previously received support, you will often be able to transfer this support to your programme at the university. You must also remember to contact an SPS counsellor in this situation so that your support can be transferred to your university programme.
The support for dyslexic students is usually an IT beginner's package possibly supplemented by a study support course. Some students have their textbooks scanned so that they can be turned into audio files that they can listen to on their pcs. You will find more details about support options on SPU's website.
If you want to learn more about dyslexia, you can read about it here.