If you experience difficulties in your studies as a result of a documented neurological disorder, you can receive assistance through the special educational support system (SPS).
On this page, you can read more about the support options.
Neurological disorders relate to the brain, the spinal cord, or both. They are usually categorized as congenital or acquired neurological disorders.
Examples of neurological disorders include:
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and you are always welcome to contact us if you want to learn more about the support options that are available to you
Common study difficulties for individuals with neurological disorders may include:
As a student with a neurological disorder, you can be granted hours with an educational counselor and with a mentor. For some, it may also be possible to obtain IT aids or ergonomic furniture. You can read more about the options below. In the conversation with an SPS counselor, you can also learn more about the support that can be applied for on your behalf
You can receive support through an academic mentorship program, where your mentor is typically a more experienced student or a graduate within your field of study or a related field. Your educational counselor ensures that you and your study mentor are well introduced to each other, and that the focus of your collaboration is agreed upon and adjusted along the way. Additionally, your study mentor receives ongoing supervision from your educational counselor to ensure that the effort supports you as effectively as possible.
You and your mentor can, for instance, focus on:
You can also go through a counseling process with an educational counselor, possibly along side a mentorship program. The counseling process is designed to assist you in managing your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties related to your education. The counseling process consists of a series of conversations with a counselor from Rådgivnings- og støttecentret.
Some students with neurological difficulties may require various other aids - these can include both IT aids and ergonomic furniture.
For some, it may be necessary to undergo an aid assessment at the Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IBOS). Here, you can have a specific evaluation of which aids might be useful for you, such as a laptop stand, film for your computer screen, IT aids, or something entirely different.
Other students may need ergonomic furniture, such as a height-adjustable desk or an ergonomic chair.
There are various possibilities if you have a neurological disorder, which we would be happy to provide more information about during your initial consultation with an SPS advisor.