Specific Learning Difficulty Screening Programme

Specific Learning Difficulty Screening Programme

The Disability Support Service provides a specific learning difficulty screening programme for registered students of UCC.

The service is free and helps students decide if they need to undertake a full diagnostic assessment. Whilst the University does not provide for a full diagnostic assessment, we can advise on the next steps students can take if they decide to pursue a full assessment with an educational psychologist.  

  • The screening will not provide students with a diagnosis.
  • Students will not be provided with accommodations in UCC on the basis of the results of a screening, but advice can be offered on the supports available for learners in the University.
  • The screening will provide you with information on your learning strengths and any potential difficulties, and advise on the next steps you can take.
  • The screening tool used is not a standardised test and the results of the screening should be read with caution. The decision to undertake or not to undertake a full educational psychologist assessment is ultimately a decision for the student. The DSS cannot accept responsibility for any outcomes. All factors should be considered by the student before a decision is made and decisions about undertaking a full assessment with a psychologist should not be based on the screening alone.


To request a screening please complete our Screening Application Form


Disability Support Service

Seirbhís Tacaíochta do Dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas

South Lodge, UCC, College Road, Cork

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