Learning Disability Assessment
Testing Services Provided by the Student Success Center
If you know or feel you have a learning disability and you would like to receive assistance through the Office of Disability Services, but you do not have recent (within 3yrs) documentation that shows that you have a learning disability, you will need to have completed, a Learning Disability Assessment (LD Assessment).
Assessments to determine whether or not you have a learning disability must be done by a licensed psychologist. You may purchase this service from any licensed psychologist who is set up to and willing to provide this service. The LD Assessment report must include, not only the diagnoses of your specific learning disability, but also a listing of recommended accommodations the college should arrange for you. The accommodations do not guarantee success, but are designed to give you an equal chance for success.
This academic year North Central State College has made arrangements for this service to be provided, to students for a nominal fee. A licensed psychologist will test you, and, based on the test results, determine whether or not you have a learning disability.
If you do have a learning disability the psychologist will also recommend accommodations the college should arrange for you. Again, the accommodations do not guarantee success, but are designed to give you an equal chance for success.
If the testing results do not indicate that a learning disability exists, the psychologist will make suggestions of what the student may do to help him/her to be successful in their academic coursework.
Students may refer themselves by contacting the Coordinator of Specialized Services. Or, if the student expresses the possibility that he may have a learning disability to an instructor or advisor, their instructor or advisor may refer him to the Office of Disability Services.
Any current or prospective student may request this service.
There is a fee for this service. Please contact the Coordinator of Specialized Services for more information.