Disabled Students Programs & Services at College of San Mateo - Developmentally Delayed Learners
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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Developmentally Delayed Learners


According to Title 5, the developmentally delayed learner is a student who exhibits below average intellectual functioning and potential for measurable achievement in educational and employment settings.

Students who have mild developmental delay may qualify for services comparable to those for learning disabilities. Individuals who experience moderate to severe developmental delays are generally unable to satisfactorily complete the academic and vocational programs in college.

Classroom Strategies

  • Alternative testing (extended time, text-to-speech programs, scribe, distraction reduced setting, and/or computer)
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Tutoring
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