A diagnosis by a psychologist who is an expert in the field of Learning Disabilities is needed as it would provide an official diagnosis. Such a diagnosis would not only identify learning problems but it would also entitle a student to receive special accommodations – accommodations that could involve:
- in-school remedial services;
- a reduced workload;
- extended time for exams;
- oral exams for those with written communication difficulties;
- permission for the older students to use note-takers or record classes.
This assistance would be applicable throughout a student’s academic career and this includes his/her college and university studies as well.