My name is Jen. I am a freshman majoring in Fashion Merchandising and enrolled in a Retailing I course. I have Dyslexia and a visual-processing problem.
In order to pass my midterm exam, I needed a way to memorize information about fashion designers and the materials with which they work.
I went to the disabled student services office for help. A disabled student services counselor referred me to the learning center. I went to the learning center and asked for a tutor who also has a background in learning strategies. I worked with someone who helped me with mnemonic techniques to memorize the designers and other key information.
This case study illustrates the following:
- Students with learning disabilities can benefit from alternative learning strategies and study skills support.
- Campus tutors and learning support specialists should be aware of the needs of students with disabilities.
- Disabled student services staff and faculty should be aware of student services that can benefit students with disabilities.