The current waiting time for a DSA Needs Assessment is 3 working days
Your assessment is an informal and friendly discussion between you and your experienced assessor. This discussion is an opportunity for your assessor to hear and understand your needs and current learning styles. You will work together with your assessor in designing your support, to ensure that all recommendations meet your needs.
The experience will be relaxed and enjoyable, spending time looking at new equipment, assistive software and support strategies. You are able to try a wide variety of new technologies, aimed at enhancing your ability to engage with your course and maximising your potential.
Your assessment is in no way a test, but a fantastic opportunity to work with an experienced assessor in designing an individual support strategy. Your assessor will explore your current learning styles and needs, in relation to your course requirements, to produce forward thinking support recommendations.
These recommendations may include:
Tuition & Training
General costs, including printing and internet
Your assessment should take around two hours and, once you are happy with the recommendations identified, your assessor will compile a report for you, within 10 working days. The report will outline the recommended support and detail costs from different approved suppliers, so that your Funding Body can put your support in place as quickly as possible.
Once your report has been agreed with you and sent to your Funding Body, if you still require our help then Aim Assessments will continue to support you in the process of receiving your equipment. If you have not heard back from your Funding Body, or there are any complications with your recommendations, then just get back in touch with our team, who will be happy to help.
To book your assessment please call our administrative team on 0113 357 0495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you have received a letter of eligibility from your Funding Body
Appointments are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but flexible appointment times can be arranged if necessary
Assessments are delivered from our state of the art Assessment Centres, in the city centres of Leeds, York, Bradford and Barnsley
We will ask you to complete a "Pre-Assessment Form" which looks at how your disability impacts on your studies, and any current strategies you may be using, to ensure we can provide the best possible service during your assessment.
If you would like any help with directions to your assessment, we can offer a personalised travel plan to suit you.
If you have any questions between booking your appointment and the assessment itself, please don't hesitate to contact the Aim Assessments team.