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Learning Disabilities Program

Instructor/Learning Disability Specialists:​ Louise Janus
Mark Turner​
DSPS Specialist:​ Amy Treat
Robert Norris​
Office Phone:​ (714) 564-6264​
FAX:​ (714) 285-9619​
E-mail:​ Louise Janus
Mark Turner
Robert Norris​
Office Location:​ U-103, Johnson Center (SAC)​
Hours of Operation​ Monday & Tuesday:         8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M
Wednesday & Thursday:  8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M
Friday:                           9:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M​

 The Learning Disabilities Program is designed to help students who have average or above average potential for learning and who exhibit severe difficulties in at least one or more of the following areas listed below.  Evaluation, individual educational plans, and tutoring are provided.  Progress in college classes is monitored on a regular basis.

The expected goal of participation in the program is to enable the student to successfully complete college courses leading to the accomplishment of realistic educational/vocational goals.

Link to:  Frequently Asked Questions, Accommodations & Online Resources

What are some signs of a learning disability?
A typical learning disability involves significant difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Spelling
  • Comprehension
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Visual Discrimination

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