How we help Get support How should your nursery, school or college help? My child is dyslexic and needs help with reading. Can pupils with SEN get extra help with exams at school or college? Yes - pupils who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities may qualify for help (called ‘access arrangements’) in public examinations. The most common arrangements are extra time, or provision of a computer, or a person to read or write for the pupil (except for exams that specifically test these skills, such as English). Read our page about getting extra help in exams for more information.