The Santa Monica College Learning Disabilities  Program is designed to provide support services to
students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in regular college classes.

Before a student can receive these support services, he/she must be evaluated to determine
eligibility for the program. This evaluation is usually achieved in an 8 week Assessment Workshop. 
During this time, students discover their learning strengths and weaknesses
through a series of tasks.  Both academic and thinking skills are assessed during this process.
The Learning Disabilities Specialist will interpret testing results and  make individual recommendations
on how to improve learning and study strategies.

Test results will be compared to guidelines provided by the State of California, in accordance
with federal mandates, to determine whether a student qualifies for on-going support services
as a learning disabled student.


Eligibility Criteria:

       In order to receive services from the L.D. Program, students must demonstrate:

  • Average to above-average intelligence
  • Severe processing deficit
  • Severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy
  • Measured academic achievement
  • Functional limitations

To make an appointment to discuss this with a Learning Disabilities Specialist, Call 310 434-4684
Click here for a printable version of our "Intake Screening" to fill-out before your appointment.


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