Demystifying Learning Disabilities
and accommodation in the classroom
"I worry that
there's an entire industry out there
of gurus who are basically getting paid nicely to create these
diagnoses, which may be built on sand."
Neill, Professor and Chair of Psychology
"We need to find the
common ground between
teaching style and the characteristics of the learner."
of Faculty Resources for Disabilities
Academic Exchange October/November
2000 Contents Page
The Office of Disability Services (ODS), says its director, Gloria
McCord, follows stringent criteria in documenting a learning
disability diagnosis and determining the academic accommodations
for each student who registers with ODS. A combination of information
from the student's doctor or licensed diagnostician, interviews
with the student, and diagnostic test results (such as the Nelson-Denny
Reading Skills Test or the Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test)
leads to the requested accommodations. For more information on
ODS, visit www.emory.edu/EOP/ODS.