An online screening and support tool for study skills, learning difficulties and health and wellbeing for colleges

 

Student+ Profiler, a state of the art online screening tool that aims to help college students unlock hidden talents. Using a suite of modules, it will provide screening for both Learning Difficulties traits such as for dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia (DCD), dyscalculia (maths) and social and communication challenges and Study Skills.

Student+ Profiler provides an extensive personalised report for both the college and the student, with links to online resources. Developed over the past ten years by internationally-renowned experts. It looks to maximise student’s skills and understand the challenges relating to many aspects of life.

Below a Q and A about Student+ Profiler. Or you can watch a short video.

For a demo or further information on costings for your organisation, please contact us.

Why use it?

As a college, you want to know which students need help and support early on in their journey.

Student+ Profiler provides a cost and time effective solution allowing students to be provided with support early on in the year with self-managed guidance, and allows staff an instant view of their students to understand their strengths and potential areas of challenge. Tools in the past have looked at Dyslexia in isolation despite all specific learning difficulties overlap. Study skills are not considered alongside despite lots of students with learning difficulties having challenges.

Student+ Profiler takes a more bio-psychosocial approach to assessment providing the means to deliver person-centred guidance to each and every student in your college from day 1, while capturing this information for staff to access on the robust management information system.

Who can this be used with?

Student+ Profiler has been designed for a college setting.

How will it help the students and the college?

Challenges for most colleges is to deliver a cost and time effective system that allows students to gain appropriate support. Ideally this is delivered before there are ‘real difficulties’ and students are at risk of ‘dropping out’.

Not all students come with a ‘label’. Some students may be re-entering education after a long break; others may have had challenges since school days and know they need help and want this straight away. Student+ Profiler offers an equitable approach to pin point early who needs support and delivers a person-centred approach. Student+ Profiler provides guidance and resources in response to the student’s profile.

Some sixth form colleges have deployed its use across the campus as part of the induction process, they can have support of their needs from the beginning of their year, rather than just before exams as so often happens.

What is in the reports?

The Student+ Profiler reports are personalised, depending on the responses given by the student and come in two formats: one for the tutor and one for the student. They contain relevant links to resources, including external websites, as well as support for the organisation. Click here to view a sample report.

Is it accessible?

The system is accessible and the student has the option to change the colours of the page and size of font and it is voiced where appropriate.

The report and guidance is delivered in a range of formats to suit the different learner. The reports can also be read using standard text to speech software.

Can we try before we buy?

Contact us and we can arrange a demo to show you how easy it is to set up and use. We can also provide your organisation with a demo log-in. Email: info@doitprofiler.com

How do we get started?

You can purchase a site license for Student+ Profiler:

  • An annual site license is a very cost effective way of screening all students entering your college, and can easily be used to screen up to 20,000 users at one time. Alternatively, you can buy blocks of licenses.
  • The site will be set up with your logo and you can tailor the front cover of the report to send students to the services you provide.
  • You can quickly upload your courses to the site.
  • All data is stored on the Cloud.
  • Students can access the site from home or from the college.
  • Videos and a comprehensive manual assist you with support and a telephone help line is available for any queries.

Alternatively you can buy blocks of licenses if you wish to use it with fewer than 200 students in a year.

Can this be used by all students?

Student+ Profiler is a modular system. It is being used by colleges to deliver a tiered approach.

All students generally complete personal information and background information on the student, study skills and learning skills modules.

There are additional module packs available that can be selectively used:

  • Specialist assessments for student support services including for Dyspraxia (DCD), ADHD, and Dyslexia, assisting with report writing and action planning
  • Health and wellbeing modules
  • Preparation for employment

There are also additional modules to track performance and emotional wellbeing.
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How long does it take to complete?

This is dependent on the number of modules. The standard pack takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. The student does not have to complete it all in one go.

Who else uses it?

Student+ Profiler is being used in colleges today, and feedback has ensured that it fit for purpose. We are always wanting to improve the Profiler so keen to listen to any new ideas you may have for further development.

What computers do we need, or can students use their own laptop or tablet?

The system works through the computer’s or tablet’s browser, and should work on Windows, Apple and Android devices. We do not advise accessing it on a mobile phone.

To check if a computer is compatible, please our System Checker. Click here to view.

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