Referrals

Let students know that there is a department on campus (DSPS) that assists those who are eligible for special services. A testing service to determine eligibility under the category of "learning disability" is offered to SBCC students. We do not determine ADHD, but students with other types of verified disabilities, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, mobility, other health disabilities, sensory-related disabilities (deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired), communication disabilities, or acquired brain injuries are eligible for DSPS services right away. Please advise them to bring their documentation to DSPS in SS 160 to meet with a counselor or specialist.

Instructors have asked how to refer undiagnosed students who seem at risk for a learning disability without causing them anxiety. One way is to suggest that they may be able to benefit by using certain services, and that they can find out more about it by calling 965-0581, ext. 2364, or by visiting SS160 to make an appointment.

"Guidelines for Screening the Student with a Learning Disability" helps faculty know who to refer.

This is a flyer that you may print out for students with information about where to go for the first step in the testing process.

The overview of manifestations of ld types provides further characteristics to consider. It is probably clear that each brain is unique, so models which are helpful in understanding patterns should not be overly concretized or seen as all-inclusive.

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