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Case Studies: Hendrix

Hendrix was first diagnosed in primary school and had always found education challenging. He required a Teaching Assistant in class and this continued into secondary school until funding issues prevented this additional support during his GCSE’s. Hendrix felt the impact of this and failed his A Levels. “I was retaking my A Levels with students who were younger than me and it felt embarrassing. It was a really challenging time for me.” 

During his first year at University, Hendrix found that his disability had impacted his ability to keep on top of his studies. His disability meant that he found reading, comprehending information and organising his workload challenging.  “I have capabilities in some areas and that can sometimes overshadow the areas I find challenging.” Hendrix knew that with additional support, he could reach his full potential. 

“A2B Assessments made things seamless and easy, and I’m so thankful and grateful to them!”

After discovering the Disabled Students’ Allowance, Hendrix completed an assessment with A2B which highlighted the help he required and ensured the correct measures were put in place. Hendrix felt that he could approach A2B when his needs changed, for additional support, advice and information. 

A proud moment for Hendrix would be completing his final placement. Producing written work, which was always an area he was conscious of and having these presented in court and to other professionals made him very proud. 

The support allowed Hendrix to focus on his studies and has set him up for a high pressured occupation. He feels so confident that he faces the challenges of his current role head-on. So much so, he would like to start a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Post Graduate Diploma soon! His confidence is so high, that he even hopes to do a masters course in social welfare law.

hendrix case study

“Please access support. There is nothing to be ashamed of, it is something to help them reach their full potential and get them where they need to be as that’s the most important thing.”

Longer term. Both qualifications he will be seeking support through DSA “hopefully I’ll be assessed with A2B again!” I’m so grateful for the support I’m receiving at the moment – it’s increased my confidence, I can do my job and complete my social work studies and register as a social worker today.

Hendrix’s advice to students? “Please access support. There is nothing to be ashamed of, it is something to help them reach their full potention and get them to be they need to be as that’s the most important thing. I’ve never found my disability as a barrier to access opportunities.”

At A2B Assessments, we want students to reach their highest goals. We have met many students who have proven that with a positive attitude and a little support you can overcome almost anything.

Case Studies: Hendrix

Hendrix was first diagnosed in primary school and had always found education challenging. He required a Teaching Assistant in class and this continued into secondary school until funding issues prevented this additional support during his GCSE’s. Hendrix felt the impact of this and failed his A Levels. “I was retaking my A Levels with students who were younger than me and it felt embarrassing. It was a really challenging time for me.” 

During his first year at University, Hendrix found that his disability had impacted his ability to keep on top of his studies. His disability meant that he found reading, comprehending information and organising his workload challenging.  “I have capabilities in some areas and that can sometimes overshadow the areas I find challenging.” Hendrix knew that with additional support, he could reach his full potential. 

hendrix case study

After discovering the Disabled Students’ Allowance, Hendrix completed an assessment with A2B which highlighted the help he required and ensured the correct measures were put in place. Hendrix felt that he could approach A2B when his needs changed, for additional support, advice and information. 

A proud moment for Hendrix would be completing his final placement. Producing written work, which was always an area he was conscious of and having these presented in court and to other professionals made him very proud. 

The support allowed Hendrix to focus on his studies and has set him up for a high pressured occupation. He feels so confident that he faces the challenges of his current role head-on. So much so, he would like to start a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Post Graduate Diploma soon! His confidence is so high, that he even hopes to do a masters course in social welfare law.

Longer term. Both qualifications he will be seeking support through DSA “hopefully I’ll be assessed with A2B again!” I’m so grateful for the support I’m receiving at the moment – it’s increased my confidence, I can do my job and complete my social work studies and register as a social worker today.

Hendrix’s advice to students? “Please access support. There is nothing to be ashamed of, it is something to help them reach their full potention and get them to be they need to be as that’s the most important thing. I’ve never found my disability as a barrier to access opportunities.”

At A2B Assessments, we want students to reach their highest goals. We have met many students who have proven that with a positive attitude and a little support you can overcome almost anything.

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