A crucial accommodation is giving explicit clarification whether in the classroom, in the lab, on the web, or via distance learning.
Unfortunately these technologies are too rarely evaluated for how they might help "individuals with learning disabilities to compensate for specific cognitive deficits" (Day and Edwards).
Something as simple as encouraging students to word process all assignments can have a dramatic impact on a student with poor motor-coordination, which often makes his or her handwriting disorganized and difficult to read.
Were working on the upcoming paper in my critical writing class.
About ten minutes late, Albert runs into the computer lab seemingly dazed.
Additionally, more SLD students now begin postsecondary education because distance learning and on-line courses provide easier access for them (Cook).
Postsecondary administration and faculty must realize that these students are not just in developmental classes or in the community colleges; SLD students are enrolled in all courses.
This change in terminology emphasizes that a student may have difficulty in one particular aspect of learning while mastering and excelling in others.
Therefore, many SLD students may not need major modifications to succeed at a college level, but rather minor accommodations to meet his or her specific differing learning needs.
Some accommodations are naturally evolving with changes in pedagogy as well as technology.
If teachers recognize and understand the needs of SLD students, they can begin to accommodate these needs with resources at hand.
New terms refocus attention from an overall deficiency to a narrow developmental disorder that affects how the student learns.