Learning Disabilities

Assessment reports for learning disabilities provide valuable information needed to support the development of strategies specific to the student’s unique learning needs in the university environment.  Applications for awards, scholarships, grants, bursaries, tuition waivers and other funding available for students with permanent disabilities may require that a formal assessment report be on file.

Learning disabilities are life-long conditions and a psycho-educational assessment helps to identify that such a disability exists. However, a formal diagnosis alone is not sufficient, since the student's learning needs are likely to change depending on the context and academic expectations. The information provided in a psycho-educational assessment report helps advisors to make appropriate recommendations to faculty for accommodations, and to support students with strategy instruction, counselling, advocacy and guidance with applications to graduate programs, and provincial licensing exams.