Learning Disabilities: The Importance of Obtaining an Official Diagnosis

A diagnosis by a psychologist who is an expert in the field of Learning Disabilities is important. The reasoning here is that such a diagnosis would not only identify learning problems but it would also entitle a student to receive special accommodations. These 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.

These accommodations would be applicable throughout a student’s academic career and this includes college and university studies as well.

The benefits of an official diagnosis

The next posting will address why a remedial reading program needs to be simple in nature.

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