Special Populations Collaborative

Effective Practices for Students with Disabilities

Cerritos College, DSPS Learning Education Center Assessment and Support

The Cerritos College Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) offers new services through its Learning Evaluation Center (LEC). LEC provides comprehensive intake and assessment procedures for students struggling with academics to determine their eligibility for the learning disabilities program. The studentís eligibility, areas of strengths and weaknesses, and recommended support services are then identified and reviewed with the student. It then recommends support services according to the studentsí unique educational challenges.

The collegeís two certified Learning Disability Specialists provide the clinical
evaluations and individualized accommodations plans for each student. Accommodations for challenge areas of reading, writing, math, and oral language
skills can include additional time for tests, note-taking assistance, training on assistive
technology such as computer screen readers and tape recorders, alternative textbook
formats, and priority registration to ensure appropriate class times and instructors.

For more information contact:
Cerritos Community College DSPS
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norward, CA 9050
562-860-2451
www.cerritos.edu