Accessibility Support

Center

(ASC)

ORIENTATION INFORMATION

Cabrillo College


Accessibility Support Center (ASC)

(part of state-wide DSPS)

Accommodations & Services

Assistive Technology &Alternate Media

Academic Counseling

Learning Disabilities Evaluation

Learning Skills Classes

Tutoring

Test Proctoring

Campus Transportation

Students we serve include those with...

Learning disabilities (LD)

Attention deficit disorders (ADHD)

Autism spectrum (ASD)

Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental health diagnoses

Physical disabilities

Other


Eligibility for services is determined by...

Documents from a doctor, psychologist, or other licensed health professional

Documents from an IEP or 504 Plan from a K-12 school

Documents from a college or university

Evaluation for Learning Disabilities at Cabrillo


Some examples of students served...

Mental health diagnoses: Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, & others

Physical disabilities: Hearing &/or vision impairment, mobility issues, dexterity & fine motor limitations, & others

ASD: Autism, Asperger•s Syndrome, neuro‑atypical syndromes

LD: Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, slow processing speed, working memory challenges, & others.

Attention deficit disorders: ADHD, ADD.

What is a Learning Disability?

(According to California Community College Guidelines)

Average to Above Average Cognitive Ability (Intelligence)

Average Achievement in at least one area

Processing Deficit, and/or

Aptitude-Achievement Discrepancy

ABILITY

Cognitive skills needed for reasoning & problem solving, including...

Verbal Comprehension

Perceptual Reasoning

Cognitive skills are measured with standardized tests


ACHIEVEMENT

Measured by academic skills tests of

READING

WRITING

MATH


Differences in Patterns of Cognitive Abilities

Bar graph
          depicting scores of average learners and one with learning
          disablity. Average learner profile is flatter. LD profile is
          more varied.

PROCESSING DEFICIT can cause problems with

VISUAL PROCESSING

May confuse letters and numbers: see 67 as 76, b as d, etc.

May take longer to read and/or process visual information

PROCESSING DEFICIT can cause problems with

AUDITORY PROCESSING

Trouble with lectures (keeping up with pace of speaker)

Need frequent repetition of auditory information

PROCESSING DEFICIT can cause problems with

SEQUENCING

Trouble recalling correct order:

Spelling, order of operations in math, organizing essays, recalling events in history or literature

PROCESSING DEFICIT can cause problems with

ABSTRACT THOUGHT

Difficulty understanding or explaining complex concepts

Problems understanding figurative language, math word problems

SPONTANEOUS LANGUAGE

Difficulty finding words when speaking or writing

PROCESSING DEFICIT can cause problems with

MEMORY

Short-term:

Problems staying focused long enough to remember,

Trouble remembering phone numbers long enough to dial

Long-term:

Problems remembering lectures, reading, etc.

What A Learning Disability Is NOT

An intellectual disability

A lack of motivation

An emotional disturbance

A result of a poor academic

background

A visual, auditory, or other physical

deficit


DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS

ORIENTATION: Overview of ASC Services (1 hour)

LD GROUP TESTING: Achievement testing (2 hours)

INDIVIDUAL TESTING:

(4-6 appointments of 1 to 1.5 hours each)

ACHIEVEMENT: Tests in reading, writing, math

COGNITIVE ABILITY: Tests in verbal skills, perceptual reasoning, working memory, visual processing speed

RESULTS: Individual discussion of test results; recommendations for study strategies, support services, and classes

SERVICES for ASC STUDENTS

Services are based on individual needs

Testing Accommodations

Note Takers

Tutorial Services

Priority Registration

Assistive Technology & Alternate Media

Disability Related Scheduling & Counseling


LEARNING SKILLS CLASSES

LS 200 Math Study Skills (1.5 units)

LS 200L Reduced Anxiety Lab (1 unit)

LS 264 Study Skills (3 units)

LS 281 Strategies for LD & ADD (3 units)

CG 286 Transition to College (2 units)

Adaptive PE classes (many options)