Who is eligible for a Learning Disability assessment?
DSPS offers testing for students who:
- Are struggling with learning issues (understanding lectures, notetaking, reading, memorizing information, test-taking) and
- These issues are negatively impacting the student's academic performance
- The issues are not due to other life factors, such as, school history, language, vision/hearing, etc.
What is the fee for a Learning Disability assessment?
- LD assessment is a free service offered by the DSPS office.
What is the purpose of a Learning Disability assessment?
- The information gathered during the assessment process allows DSPS to:
- Clarify the stduents' strengths/weaknesses in key areas that impact school performance
- Determine if the student qualifies for DSPS accommodations at California Community Colleges
- Identify specific resources that support the students' success
How long does it take to complete a Learning Disability assessment?
- The entire assessment takes no less than 6 hours to complete because there are 3 parts:
- An intake appointment (1 hour)
Two Learning Disability testing appointments (2 hours each)
- Complete a Learning Disability intake form
- If appropriate, complete all supplemental forms needed
A Results appointment (1 hour)
- In some cases, a third appointment may be needed
- Summarize findings
- Recommend support services
How do I prepare for the assessment?
- Before committing to the LD assessment process, make sure that you have sufficient time in your schedule.
- If you aren't able to make 1 of your appointments, immediately call the DSPS office prior to the appointment day to reschedule.
- If you miss or reschedule more than 1 appointment, DSPS may suspend the testing process.