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Finding a Way Through: Working With Students Who Have Learning Disabilities . LSAC Academic Assistance Topical Workshop St. Mary’s University School of Law San Antonio, Texas October 21-22, 2011. Understanding Accommodations . Who is asking for accommodations?

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Finding a way through working with students who have learning disabilities

Finding a Way Through: Working With Students Who Have Learning Disabilities

LSAC Academic Assistance

Topical Workshop

St. Mary’s University School of Law

San Antonio, Texas

October 21-22, 2011


Understanding accommodations
Understanding Accommodations Learning Disabilities

  • Who is asking for accommodations?

  • What kind of accommodations are they getting?

  • What is the process for seeking accommodations?



Types of accommodations requested
Types of Accommodations Requested Learning Disabilities

  • Additional Test Time

  • Additional Rest Time

  • Separate Testing Room

  • Alternate Format; e.g. large print

  • Alternate Answer Sheet

  • Use of a Reader

  • Use of a Scribe

  • Extended Break

  • Permission to have food/drink



Type of disabilities impairments for which accommodations sought
Type of Disabilities/Impairments for which Accommodations Sought

  • Learning Disorders

    • Reading Disorder

    • Math Disorder

    • Written Language Disorder

    • Processing Speed Disorder

    • Learning Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

  • Attention Deficit Disorders


Neurological impairments
Neurological Impairments Sought

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Quadriplegia

  • Paraplegia

  • Stroke

  • Brain tumor

  • Traumatic brain injury


Physical impairments
Physical Impairments Sought

  • Diabetes

  • Degenerative disk disease

  • Back pain

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Arthritis


Psychological disorders
Psychological Disorders Sought

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Visual impairments
Visual Impairments Sought

  • Binocular dysfunction

  • Blindness

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular degeneration

  • Low vision



Other
Other Sought

  • Lupus

  • Allergies

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Large Size

  • Pregnancy


Requests by type of disability 2010 2011 testing year
Requests by Type of Disability 2010-2011 Testing Year Sought

  • Learning Disability: 645

  • ADHD: 604

  • Visual: 225

  • Neurological: 205

  • Physical: 206

  • Psychological: 146

  • Other: 122

  • Hearing: 19


Requests for accommodations of learning disabilities 2010 2011 testing year
Requests for Accommodations of Learning Disabilities 2010- 2011 Testing Year

  • Total Number of Requests: 645

  • Number Granted Additional Time: 264

  • Number Granted Acc—No Addt’t Time: 2

  • Small Requests: 40

  • Denied: 148

  • Incomplete: 161

  • Late: 21

  • Not Registered: 9


Requests for accommodation of adhd 2010 2011 testing year
Requests for Accommodation of ADHD 2011 Testing Year2010-2011 Testing Year

  • Total Number of Requests: 604

  • Number Granted Additional Time: 138

  • Number Grant Acc-No Addt’l Time: 4

  • Small Requests: 25

  • Denied: 213

  • Incomplete: 179

  • Late: 35

  • Not Registered: 10


Questions comments
Questions/Comments 2011 Testing Year

Please do not hesitate to direct any questions and/or comments to my attention:

Joan E. Van Tol

General Counsel

Law School Admission Council

Telephone: 215.968.1137

Email: [email protected]

Facsimile: 215.968.1169


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