Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

To obtain disability services and accommodations, students must register with DRS by providing current and appropriate medical or professional documentation and by meeting with an DRS coordinator for an intake appointment. Based on the individual student's documentation, the coordinator will assess the student's functional limitations and academic needs, and from those, will determine the necessary services and accommodations for which the student is eligible. After registering for classes each semester, students are responsible for scheduling an appointment with their coordinator to arrange reasonable accommodations and services for that semester.

In addition to the general services available to all students registered with DRS, the following services may be available to students who have learning disabilities or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder:

  • Special advising and strategic scheduling of classes
  • Preferential classroom seating
  • Permission to audio record lectures
  • Kurzweil reading machines
  • Books on CD/DVD or E-text
  • Access to Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
  • Access to large screen monitors and screen enlargement
  • Access to Inspiration-software that organizes or outlines by visual mapping to prepare to write papers or essays
  • Loaner equipment
    • CD/DVD Players for use with Learning Ally Audio books
    • Digital recorders
  • Notetaker service
  • Assistance with developing study strategies for specific courses
  • Assistance with organization and time management skills
  • Weekly meetings with professional staff to monitor progress
  • Coaching to deal with AD/HD symptoms
  • Tutor referral
  • Test Accommodations
    • Extended time
    • Low stimulus environment
    • Computer
    • Spell checker
    • Calculator
    • Screen reader
    • Alternative to scantron answer sheet