Learning Disabilities Assessment Center at College of San Mateo - Getting Started
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Learning Disabilities Assessment Center


A student can be assessed for a specific learning disability in the Learning Disabilities Assessment Center. If students already have verification of a learning disability and require services, they should contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist for an appointment.

The Learning Disabilities Specialist provides students who have learning disabilities a support system to assist them in attaining their academic goals. They offer strategies for learning difficulties, make recommendations for accommodations, and foster self-advocacy skills. 

What is a Learning Disability?

A person with a learning disability has an average to above-average intelligence, yet has significant differences in how they take in, remember, understand, and express information and/or have significant differences in their ability to learn versus their academic achievement levels. Learning Disabilities can affect reading, writing, oral language, and mathematics, and is lifelong.