Disability Resource Center

Counseling Services Division

Learning Disabilities

A person with learning disabilities has an average to above-average intelligence, yet has significant differences in how they remember, understand, and express information. Learning disabilities can affect students in reading, writing, oral language, and mathematics.

If you suspect you have learning disabilities, or have prior documentation, please come to our office to discuss the next appropriate step for you.

How to receive services:

Students with prior testing

  • Bring current Learning Disabilities (LD) testing records to DRC
  • Make an appointment to see a DRC Counselor or Learning Disability Specialist to discuss records and eligibility
  • If you meet the California Community College Learning Disabilities Criteria, you will be eligible to receive academic accommodations

Students without testing

  • Complete the LD referral screening form (LD Assessment Self Referral Form).
  • If recommended, complete the LD evaluation process
  • After the assessment, a complete review of the test results will be provided
  • If you meet the California Community College Learning Disabilities Criteria, you will be eligible to receive academic accommodations
  • NOTE:  The assessment that is done in the community colleges qualifies a student for academic accommodations and other services related to LD; it is not a diagnosis of LD.

For additional information, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 760.744.1150, ext. 2376 or Leigh Ann Van Dyke, Learning Disability Specialist at lvandyke@palomar.edu.