Appropriate documentation of the student's learning disability,attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum, and/or acquired brain injury must be on file with the Learning Plus office prior to the provision of any services or accommodations. (Please see Documentation Guidelines.)
Students must meet with a Learning Plus staff member within the first three weeks of each semester to obtain copies of the Letter of Disclosure to submit to professors. This official document identifies the student as having approved accommodations and/or services based upon the disability. Students who choose to disclose their disability to a professor should arrange to meet individually with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Students should bring the Letter of Disclosure with them to this meeting to request specific accommodations. Please note: reasonable accommodations are mandatory, however, they are subject to negotiation.
Students who choose not to disclose their disability to a professor and then change their minds as the semester progresses must allow at least two weeks for accommodations to begin. There will be no retroactive consideration, or adjustment to grades.
Students who choose NOT to disclose their disability to professors forfeit all academic accommodations, including test accommodations. However, students who have appropriate documentation on file in the L+ office may still access L+ appointments.
Students whose documentation supports test accommodations must make arrangements with their professors and complete all necessary paperwork at Learning Plus at least 5 business days in advance of the date of the test. Possible test accommodations include:
extended time (time and a half (1.5X), or double time (2.0X) of what the rest of the class is given). Extended time does not mean unlimited time.
an environment with minimal distractions.
the provision of a scribe and/or a reader.
the use of a word processor and/or a calculator when appropriate.
Students who schedule time to meet with a learning specialist should call L+ (x4312) if they are unable to keep their appointments. Three absences from scheduled appointments will result in removal from the weekly Direct Strategies Instruction schedule. In this event, students will be invited to utilize "drop-in" hours at Learning Plus.