What can I get from a needs assessment?

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What can I get from a needs assessment?

Postby ichiban-no-hime » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:10 am

I'm having my needs assessment on Friday, and I'm still not completely sure what I'm entitled to.
I know i can get a laptop, specialist stationery, and a dictophone. I'm also going to see if i can get a smartphone as i dont have one, and it would be useful for setting reminders, alarms, notes, etc, and also driving lessons, as I have to travel to uni daily, and i get anxious on public transport and would like to be able to drive myself there.
Does anyone know of anything else it's worth asking for?

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Re: What can I get from a needs assessment?

Postby Tom fod » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:23 pm

Hi
There's no harm asking but I think that they are unlikely to agree to anything that is not directly related to your studies or would constitute a taxable nenefit were they an employer. Generally speaking it is considered your own personal responsibility to get up in time and arrive at lectures at the required time. That said I"m not aware of your full circumstances.

They might run to a laptop/software and will quite likely/hopefully reccomend a mentor or additional tutor support.

Remember a needs assessment is a recommendation only and provision may not be the same as recommended
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Re: What can I get from a needs assessment?

Postby ichiban-no-hime » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:47 am

I managed to get a laptop, printer, ink for the printer, and a dictophone :3

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Re: What can I get from a needs assessment?

Postby CatstyeCam » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:53 pm

Hi :)

Great to hear you've got some useful stuff :)

I think the 'specialist stationery' means this kind of thing (I use these myself):

http://www.thedyslexiashop.co.uk/irlen-coloured-a4-pukka-pads.html

http://www.thedyslexiashop.co.uk/stabilo-easygraph-sharpener.html

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Re: What can I get from a needs assessment?

Postby Captain_Ludd » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:35 am

Unfortunately I couldn't get a laptop even though my disability assessment recommended i,t something to do with the fact that I was doing a Computer Science degree and therefore had easy access to PC's :-s basically an excuse for Birmingham LEA to be tight **ses.

I loved the Pukka pads on the topic of stationery and stuff does any body remember these things: http://www.thedyslexiashop.co.uk/solo-pencil-grip-pack-of-10.html ah ... that takes me back to school :) .


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