The Learning Development Support Services is
designed to help students with learning disabilities and attentional disorders
succeed at the college level. Success is emphasized by creating a teaching and
learning environment that uses student's learning strengths and compensates for
individual learning weaknesses. Applications
for the LDSS, including documentation, should be received by the Center for
Disability Services prior to May 1 for the fall semester, prior to Oct. 1 for
the spring semester and prior to March 1 for the summer session. Applications
received after the deadline may not be processed for the upcoming semester.
Services are offered by the LDSS to eligible students.
These services may include but shall not be limited to the following:
College Orientation: Small-group orientation sessions are held to ensure
students understand college programs, services, and degree requirements.
Placement tests (COMPASS) in reading, math, and communications must be completed
before this orientation. Students needing assistance with
tests need to make an appointment through the CDS office.
Individual Diagnostic Evaluation and Review: Documentation is reviewed
and, if necessary, tests of cognitive ability and tests of achievement are
administered through the Center for Disability Services. Collected information
is reviewed by the professional staff and the needs of students are determined.
A diagnostic evaluation fee is charged for currently-enrolled Moraine Valley
students or students who will be enrolling in Moraine Valley. The fee includes
the testing sessions, preparation of the report, and a conference during which
test results are presented. After the fee is received in the Center for
Disability Services, students are contacted by the educational diagnostician and
testing dates are set. If students fail to appear for two or more set testing
dates, they will be moved to the end of the testing list.
Instructor Assistance: The instructional
coordinator of the Learning Development Support System notifies instructors of
student's services and auxiliary aids, and provides help in adapting instruction
to student's individual needs.
Learning Support: The instructional coordinator of the Learning
Development Support Services monitors student progress in courses and other
support services to determine if needs are being met.