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Functional impediments are physical, sensory, and mental disorders, that are often permanent and can cause difficulties in your studies. Functional impediments include physically noticeable impediments and disorders such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and chronic illnesses.
Ten per cent of Saxion students have a functional impediment. Half of these students face difficulties in their studies as a result of these impediments. Students with a functional impediment are just as entitled to successfully complete their studies as students without any impediments. This is why Saxion provides four types of facilities that makes studying accessible to students with a functional impediment.
For applying students with an impediment who expect to have difficulties completing their study, we recommend requesting an admission interview well ahead of the start of the study programme. This admission interview will be conducted by a student counsellor from Saxion. If possible, a study career counsellor will sit in at the meeting. During this interview the nature and impact of the functional impediment will be discussed. The competences related to the study programme and their relation to the impediment will also be discussed. Finally, the adjustments and support required by the student during the study programme will be assessed and whether Saxion can provide these aids.