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Learning Disabilities Services


The Learning Disabilities (LD) 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. 

How to receive services:

WITH documentation: To be eligible for services, students who already have verification of a learning disability should contact the Disability Resource Center to make an appointment with our Counselor or LD Specialist to review documentation and make recommendations. 

WITHOUT documentation: Students who believe they may benefit from our services, please contact the DRC office to complete an intake packet and make an appointment to meet with the LD Specialist to discuss going through the evaluation process. 

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.