Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

To obtain disability accommodations and services, students must register with DRS by providing current and appropriate medical or professional documentation and by meeting with a DRS Coordinator for an Initial 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 accommodations and services 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 accommodations may be available to students who have learning disabilities and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder:

  • Special advising and strategic scheduling of classes
  • Preferential classroom seating
  • Permission to audio record lectures
  • Reading machines
  • Books
  • Access to voice recognition software & screen reader software
  • Access to large screen monitors and screen enlargement
  • Loaner equipment
    • Digital recorders
  • Notetaker service
  • Assistance with developing study strategies for specific courses
  • Assistance with organization and time management skills
  • Weekly meetings with DRS staff or GA to monitor progress
  • Tutor referral
  • Test Accommodations
    • Extended time
    • Low stimulus environment
    • Use of computer for typing answers
    • Spell checker
    • Screen reader
    • Alternative to Scantron answer sheet