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I think I may have a Learning Disability

There are many factors and conditions that impact academic success, such as poor attendance; working too much; procrastination and poor time management; distracting family problems; poor study skills; lack of clear goals. The College Career & Success Department offers classes to help student assess issues and learn skills to succeed and meet their goals:

  • CCS 10 Transition to College
  • CCS 60 College Success
  • CCS 100 Career Planning Success
  • CCS 102 Job Search Skills
  • CCS 124 Successful Online Student
  • CCS 221 Becoming a Master Student
  • CCS 500 Immigrant's Guide to Landing a Job.

If you have addressed all these issues and still have trouble learning, you may have a Learning Disability, such as:

  • Dyslexia (trouble reading)
  • Dyscalculia (trouble manipulating numbers)
  • Dysgraphia (trouble with words or writing)
  • Auditory or Visual processing Disorder (difficulty understanding lectures, or interpreting visual aids, such as graphs or charts)

Learning Disabilities make it difficult for students to absorb and process information in the same way as other students in the class. This does not mean you can't learn; it means you learn differently, and may need to make adjustments in the way you study. The Learning Skills Department has classes where students learn to use software and equipment to address their specific learning problems.

If you think you may have a Learning Disability, discuss this with a DRC Counselor. Students may be referred the Learning Disabilities Specialist, who will discuss your situation with you in greater detail. If Learning Disability is suspected, testing will be arranged. There is no charge for this testing, but be aware that the total process takes two or three appointments and approximately six hours of testing.


Created: March 05, 2009 @ 10:06 AM
Last Modified: December 19, 2012 @ 10:34 AM


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