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How do the accommodations help students with Learning Disabilities or ADD?

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How do the accommodations help students with Learning Disabilities or ADD?

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The accommodations provided to students with disabilities serve to “level the playing field.” A student with a LD may process written information slower than the average student. Allowing that student extra time to take an exam, helps him or her to fully understand every question. A student with ADD may be easily distracted by the movement of other students in a classroom. When that student takes an exam in a room away from classmates it is more easily possible for him or her to focus on the exam, not on the distractions around them. Other accommodations may include using a word processor, spell checker, or calculator on exams, having a peer note taker, or obtaining copies of the professor’s lecture notes and overheads, taking an exam in an alternate format, or receiving books on tape to listen to as they read their text books. The Advising Center is available to facilitate exams, discuss what accommodations may be useful in specific student/class combinations, and to arrange for a not

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