Disabled Students Programs & Services at College of San Mateo - Learning Disabilities
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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Learning Disabilities


Learning disabilities affect the manner in which individuals with average or above average intelligence receive, process, retain and/or express information. A learning disability is NOT to be confused with generalized low ability. Learning disabilities are invisible but may affect a student's performance in reading, writing, spoken language, mathematics, orientation in space and time and/or organization. The areas of difficulty will vary from one student to another.

Classroom Strategies

  • Notetakers, recorded class sessions, captioned films
  • Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements
  • Visual, aural, and tactile instructional demonstrations
  • Computer with voice output, spellchecker, and grammar checker
Read more about Classroom Strategies and Learning Disabilities


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