Specific learning difficulties

Assessment of specific learning difficulties (SLD) for University purposes is to be carried out by a registered psychologist or a registered assessor with SPELD. 
Students are to provide an assessment of their SLD diagnosis and learning needs to the Equity & Disability Service (EDS). If you do not have an assessment then you can contact an assessment provider of your choice and arrange for an assessment to be carried out. 
Local assessment providers include:

  • Seabrook McKenzie Centre
    68 London St 
    Christchurch 8013 
    Telephone: 03 381 5383 
    Approximate cost: $500

  • The Psychology Centre
    Level 2, Geography Building
    University of Canterbury 
    Telephone: 03 369 3777 
    Approximate cost: $650

    New Zealand wide
    Telephone: 0800 773 536
    Approximate cost: $460 - $530 – subsidies available

If you have any queries about assessment providers please contact an EDS advisor.