What is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disabilities (LD) are a group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquistion and use of listening, spelling, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical ability. These disorders are intrinsic to the individual, presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction and may occur across the life span. In additions, there may be problems in organization skills, self-regulatory behaviors, and social skills. A learning disability is not the result of:
1. Mental illness
2. Visual, hearing, or motor impairments,
3. Emotional disturbance, or
4. Environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage.
For more information, please visit the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Are there accommodations that can 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 not to provide documentation of a Learning Disability. However, King's is under no obligation to provide accommodations if students do not identify themselves. If a student discloses a disabling condition to a faculty or staff member, the faculty or staff members have been asked to refer the student to our office for the 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 her in A126.