Dyslexia Screening – QuickScan

We would advise you to take the QuickScan questionnaire if you think you may have a Specific Learning Difficulty.

You can also look at the information given  on these check lists / web site.

If you feel these check lists / web sites mention lots of things you do or find hard, then contact a company who can undertake dyslexia diagnosis tests (contact information below).

QuickScan – find out your learning style.

Do you learn best when you listen, watch, or try something out?

Do you want to find out?

Knowing more about the way you learn can be really helpful.

QuickScan is a short online questionnaire which contains 100 questions and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Example questions:

  • Do you often lose your place when reading? – Yes / No
  • Which eye would you look through a telescope with? Left / Right

QuickScan assists in identifying:

  • your learning style
  • need for study skills support
  •  any indications of dyslexia or dyspraxia which we can help you organise further testing for

To view a visual mind map of the process, click here

QuickScan is on University PCs.

Log in and go to:

  • Start
  • Programs
  • Accessibility folder
  • QuickScan

A full learning styles report will be generated when the test is complete. Before you log out of the software, you must:

  • make a note of the report code (LDSU????)
  • print the document so you have a record of the results and any instructions to follow up
  • save the file

You can make an appointment with a Disability Coordinator if you would like some advice about taking QuickScan, or if you wish to discuss your report for dyslexia/dyspraxia reasons.

If you have any questions about your report please come to a drop in session (daily in term time, 12.30 – 13.30).

For more information about developing an effective learning strategy please visit http://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-students

Do you think you may be dyslexic or dyspraxic?

QuickScan will detect indicators of dyslexia and dyspraxia. It is a screening tool, not a diagnosis. If indicators are present you will need to have further diagnostic tests.

If you would like to know more about these two Specific Learning Difficulties, visit http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-dyslexia.html or  http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/services/dys_dyspraxia.php

We also have information on our web pages at  http://www.equality.leeds.ac.uk/disabled-students/disability/dyslexia-other-difficulties/

How do I obtain a copy of my QuickScan report?

Important: At the end of the report you must click on the Save Report button and the Print Report button.

If you log out without saving or printing you will not be able to access your report again at a later date.

Please also make note of the unique identity code which appears on screen after you have viewed the report (LDSU????) as staff in Disabled Students Assessment and Support may ask you for this information in the future if you wish to discuss the report with a Disability Coordinator.

Please make sure you write this code clearly, for example a zero (0) could look like the letter (o) depending on your handwriting, it is important your code is accurate.

What happens if I do have dyslexia or dyspraxia indicators which require further testing?

If the report identifies any dyslexia or dyspraxia indicators, you will be advised to arrange a full diagnostic test.

Before you book a diagnostic test, go to Student Services (Ziff Building) and check you are eligible for ALF (Access to Learning Fund). If you are eligible, you can claim back the cost of your test after you have had it and have a receipt for your payment. You can claim the money back if your test outcome gives a formal diagnosis or not.

Test costs vary across the UK, Educational Psychologist’s in the Leeds area generally charge between £270-£460. For details of the Educational Psychologists who can perform this test in Leeds pick up an information sheet from our Reception (which contains all their contact information), or email the Educational Psychologist directly:

If you are not sure what your report means or need advice on what to do next, please:

  • Come to a drop in if you have a quick query –12.30-1.30 daily in term time.
  • Contact a Disability Coordinator via disability@leeds.ac.uk – please put ‘QuickScan query’ as the email subject.
  • If you need a longer discussion book a guidance session by calling in to  our Reception or phoning to make an appointment  on 0113 343 3927


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