What are typical accommodations for students with learning disabilities?

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Although each situation is different and the student is the best source of information regarding useful accommodations, the following accommodations are typical for a student with a learning disability:

  • Note takers and/or audiotaped class sessions, captioned films
  • Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements
  • Visual, aural, and tactile instructional demonstrations
  • Computer with voice output, spelling checker, and grammar checker

For more information on accommodations for students with learning disabilities, consult Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities and the video presentation Building the Team: Faculty, Staff, and Students Working Together.

For specific information about computer-based accommodations for individuals with learning disabilities, consult Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities or view the video by the same title.

Last update or review: January 24, 2013