What is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disabilities (LD) are a group of disorders that can cause significant difficulties in listening, spelling, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These disorders are intrinsic to the individual, presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction, and may occur across the life span. In addition, there may be problems in organization skills, self-regulatory behaviours, and social skills. A learning disability is not the result of the following:
- mental illness
- visual, hearing, or motor impairments
- emotional disturbance
- environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage
For more information, visit the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada.
Are there accommodations to help me deal with my Learning Disability?
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis. Your documentation must provide justification for putting the accommodation into place.
Do I have to reveal my disability to get accommodations?
Students have the right to not provide documentation of a Learning Disability; however, King's is under no obligation to provide accommodations if students do not identify themselves. Faculty and staff members have been asked to refer students who disclose a disabling condition to our office for verification of the disability and determination of appropriate accommodations.
Where do I go on campus to receive accommodation?
Contact the Student Success Coordinator via email, or visit the office: A126.