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The purpose of this program is to provide students who have learning disabilities (either through prior documentation or through the LD evaluation process at Porterville College), a support system to assist them in attaining their academic goals. We provide counseling for clarification of issues related to learning disabilities, make recommendations for accommodations, and foster self-advocacy in students.
A person with a learning disability (LD) 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.
Following is only a partial list of difficulties that LD college students often experience. These problems persist even though the student has had adequate academic instruction or remediation.
Schedule an appointment with Disability Resource Center (DRC) 559-791-2215 to complete a screening. Once you have completed a screening and it is determined you are a candidate for testing you will be provided with the intake packet. This packet asks questions pertaining to the students learning difficulties and how it is impacting their academics. You will then schedule an appointment to meet with the LD Specialist who will determine if assessment is appropriate.
The LD Specialist will review the intake packet with the student. Whether a student is recommended to continue with the evaluation process is based on many factors including; history of difficulties, effort versus results, repeating classes and many other factors. If further assessment is the appropriate next step, the student and the LD Specialist will schedule an appointment to begin the assessment process.
The process can take up to 7 hours over the course of the semester (usually 6 weeks). Appointments include; the Intake Packet review session, LD assessments, and a final results appointment to review testing results. If recommended, an assistive technology appointment will also be scheduled and support courses suggested.
No, the assessment is done in 1.5-to-2 hour intervals over the course of several appointments. The LD Specialist completes all of the assessments on a one-to-one basis. Appointments are made for the assessment sessions by the LD Specialist in agreement with the student.
A student will find if she or he qualifies for services as a student with a learning disability. The LD Specialist will review the assessment results with the student, including the student’s areas of strengths and weaknesses when learning. If eligible for services, strategies will be reviewed and individual accommodation recommendations will be provided. You will receive your accommodation letters and a review of our processes and procedures regarding testing accommodations and responsibilities. Appointments with our Assistive Technology Specialist will also be scheduled, when appropriate. A follow-up appointment may be made to update Student Educational Planning, if warranted.
If you suspect you have a learning disability, or have prior learning disability related documentation, contact the Disability Resource Center at 559-791-2215 or email@example.com