i finally managed to sort my learning support plan out yesterday - something that my tutors will see, which has a list of recomendations for support etc. however at the top of it that says this:
"Dyslexia. Processing of information may take longer as very easily distracted" (followed by a list of support-related things that recomended for me)
the second bits right. the first bit isnt. not sure if thats just wrong, or if thats because i get access to the dyslexia support, and stuff like handouts on coloured paper etc. will have to have a word about it maybe. or just leave it. doesnt make smuch difference since the recomendations for support are the same.
i also (quite productive day yesterday!), sorted out an appointment for the stage 2 screening for irlen syndrome - the tinted lenses testing. has taken me a month to decide to ring them to make the appointment. they are however full till december now. so i made an apointment for then. will take a whole day aparently. :S
and i chased up about my study skills tutor (suposed to be to help with organisation issues etc). when that gets sorted that may be useful. i am struggling to be organised atm, as much as i am tattempting to be organised with lists etc, really its still just vaguely-half-organised chaos.
so i am happy at the moment. things are falling into place it seems. i'm definitely getting more support than on my degree (when i got none), and i'm glad so far things are working out. the workloads only going to get bigger though, and a comment my tutor made the other day to my seminar group was this:
"this course, and your future teaching careers, are really just a massive test of your organisational skills, as much as your teaching skills".
one of the main reasons is the amount of paper we get given / taks/assignments to do / reading to do etc. anyway not sure why i wrote this long rambly post when all i wanted to say was that things are working out on the support front. but there you go. it turned into a very long rambly post indeed!