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Reasonable adjustments

raj1977raj1977 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2019 in Education and learning
Hi, I have been a learning disability (ADHD) and need to attend a work related course. Can anyone tell me what reasonable adjustments I could ask for. A friend said I could get a reduction in the pass mark for the exam. Has anyone ever had this before? ThaneT


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You most likely won't be able to get a reduction in the pass mark but you maybe able to get extra time to do the exam.
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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @raj1977, and welcome!

    Disability Rights UK has some brilliant guidance on reasonable adjustments (along with examples) on their website:

    4. Impairment-specific adjustments

    Autism or Asperger syndrome
    • Immediate access to pastoral support, e.g. particular staff member you can go to with any concern
    • Dedicated support worker
    • Staff to have awareness training
    • Specialist tuition support, e.g. language skills or structuring work
    • Materials in literal language, including exam papers
    • Special photocopying arrangements
    • Digital recorder for recording lectures, notes, etc
    • Extra time immediately after group sessions to check understanding
    • Extra time to read, understand, and produce answers in exams
    • Alternative ways of completing team work
    • Support worker to act as a mediator for team work
    • To have the same information conveyed in more than one way, e.g. verbally and in writing
    • Time to get used to the campus or site
    • Preparation for changes of routine, e.g. around deadlines and exam time
    • Use of a separate room with an invigilator
    • Exam paper written on plain paper in one colour
    • Use of a prompter to keep you focused during exams
    • Word processing facilities if motor control is impaired
    • Use of peers, volunteers or a buddy system.
    • Provision of quiet room if there are sensory issues.
    • Allowing students to present to academic staff or make a video presentation instead of written assignments.

    Hope this helps!
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