Learning Disabilities

Students with a variety of neurological conditions often face barriers in traditional academic environments. These conditions include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, and others that may impact executive functioning or the processing of information. Since all students are unique, an in-depth meeting with an access coordinator can help determine the best ways for a particular student to get equal access to higher education. Some strategies and tools include:

  • Training on reading tools that allow students to listen to their textbooks, course readings, and Microsoft Office documents
  • Training on note taking tools, like Livescribe pens and OneNote, that synchronize an audio recording of a lecture to a student's notes
  • A minimally distracting location and extended time on exams and quizzes
  • Referrals to The Learning Center for professional tutoring on study skills and time management and The Writing Center for consultations on the writing process