Learning disabilities


A learning disability in California Community College adults is a persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction which may also exist with other disabling conditions. This dysfunction continues despite instruction in standard classroom situations. Learning disabled adults, a heterogeneous group, have these common attributes:

a. average to above average intellectual ability;
b. severe processing deficit;
c. severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy(ies); and
d. measured achievement in an instructional or employment setting.


 Learning Skills 60

  • Supports students in DVC course work emphasizing special learning strategies for the student's learning needs

Learning Skills 151

  • Students learn classroom skills: note taking; taking tests; reading text books; creating study tools, etc.

Learning Skills 56

  • Students learn adaptive computer technology and software programs. (See High Tech Center)

Learning Skills Program

High Tech Center

  • Word processing
  • Spell checking
  • Grammar checking
  • Cognitive software programs

Equipment loan:

  • Tape recording of lectures
  • Alpha Smart mini note taking device
  • MP3 players

Alternate media services

  • Enrollment with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic to receive taped texts.
  • Transferring textbooks and class materials into alternate formats.

Testing accommodations

  • Extended time
  • Distraction free environment
  • Kurzweil
  • Use of a computer