Learning Disability Assessment

Learning Disability Assessment

Taking a Learning Disabilities Assessment can help you better understand your own strengths and weaknesses. You can learn about areas you need to focus on, strategies to help you work on those areas, and you can even qualify for academic accommodations to help you succeed.
LTCC students who are currently enrolled in an academic course(s) can be assessed for a Learning Disability by qualified DRC staff. If you are interested in being tested, please come by the Disability Resource Center (Room A205, 2nd floor Main Building) for more information, and to make an appointment with a Learning Disability Specialist. You can call to schedule an appointment at (530) 541-4660 x 249. All counseling and testing is completely confidential.

 

Characteristics of College Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with Learning Disabilities have average to above average intelligence, but they learn differently from other students. They may do well in most areas but have some that are below their overall ability level. 

Some typical characteristics of college students with Learning Disabilities:

Reading
• Confusion of similar words, difficulty using phonics, problems reading multi-syllable words.
• Slow reading rate and/or difficulty adjusting speed to the nature of the reading task.
• Difficulty with comprehension and retention of material that is read, but not with material presented orally.

 

Writing

• Difficulty with sentence structure and grammar, omitted words.
• Frequent spelling errors, inconsistent spelling, letter reversals.
• Difficulty copying from the board or overhead.
• Poorly formed letters, difficulty with spacing, capitals, and punctuation.

 

Oral Language

• Difficulty attending to spoken language, inconsistent concentration.
• Difficulty expressing ideas orally that the student seems to understand.
• Problems describing events or stories in proper sequence.

 

Math

• Difficulty memorizing basic math facts.
• Confusion or reversal of numbers or operational symbols.
• Difficulty copying problems, aligning columns.
• Difficulty reading or comprehending basic word problems.
• Problems with reasoning and abstract concepts.

 

Study Skills

• Difficulty with organization and time management.
• Difficulty following directions.
• Poor organization for notes and other written materials.
• Needs more time to complete assignments.
 
 
Links to Learning Disability-Related Websites

Learning Disability Association of America

Attention Deficit Disorder - ADDvantages

Learning Ally

Charles Schwab Learning

Learning Disabilities Association of California

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability