DCD Specific Supports

Be sure to meet with a Disability Staff member to complete your LENS report. 

Trinity students with DCD have found the following supports most helpful: 

  • Commonly used Teaching & Learning Accommodations:
  • Handouts in advance
  • Prioritised reading lists
  • Recording lectures

Commonly used Exam Accommodations:

  • Group venue 
  • Extra time
  • Use of PC in exams

Meeting with a 1:1 support:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Assistive Technology Officer
  • Academic Support Specialist


  • How to Start your Year Off Right
  • Assignments Checklist
  • Revision Checklist

Student quotes:

“Grammarly is great! My OT appointments have always been pretty effective as resets, refocusing on what is important to me and how to achieve that.”

“Extra time in exams, smaller accommodations completing exams and extended time lending library books.”

“Exam Accommodations (using dragon speech to text).”

“Exam supports and disability library.”

“Lecture recording software and availability of meetings.”

“Access to Grammarly was a huge help, and extra time in exams provide some much needed assistance.”

Occupational Therapy (OT) 

An Occupational Therapist can support you with your transition into college and link you with other 1:1 supports as required. An Occupational Therapist can support you with:

  • Navigating the college facilities on and offline
  • Developing a balanced routine and weekly plan
  • Help you stay on track of coursework by developing plans and setting goals
  • Social and Leisure engagement
  • Engaging in placement and other work experiences

Click here for more information about Occupational Therapy.

Click here to make an appointment with an Occupational Therapist.


Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive Technology can be both high and low tech and can help you perform tasks more easily. Students with DCD Commonly use the following:

  • Use of PC in exams
  • Speech to text software
  • Grammarly
  • Note taking
  • Touch typing

Click here for more information about assistive technology.

Click here to make an appointment with the AT Officer.

Specialist Academic Support

Meeting with the Academic Support specialist can work well alongside your OT and AT meetings, or by itself. Academic support meetings are great approaching exams, or to help you stay organised with your academic work throughout the year. Some things you may address in a 1:1 meeting: Becoming familiar with Blackboard and online systems

  • Developing a study plan
  • Specific study skills

Click here for more information about Academic Support.

Click here to make an appointment with the Education Psychologist.