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American University

Washington, DC
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Special Needs

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Students with learning disabilities or ADHD can receive accommodations by working with a counselor in the Academic Support Center. Students must provide current and relevant documentation of their LD and ADHD in order to receive accommodations. Guidelines for documentation can be found at . There... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8001

United States

Phone: 202-885-6000

Fax: 202-885-1025

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Admissions Information
Program / Service Name:Learning Services Program
Type of Program:For LD/ADD Only
Director:Kathy Schwartz
College Entrance Tests Required:Yes
Interview Required:No
Documentation Requred for LD:Recent psychoeducational evaluation including a test of aptitude such as the WAIS and a test of achievement such as the Woodcock-Johnson, Tests of Achievement.
Documentation Required for ADHD:A complete psychoeducational report is preferred. If ADHD has been diagnosed by a medical doctor, a report or letter must meet published guidelines.

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Services Offered
Calculator allowed in exams:Yes
Dictionary allowed in exams:Yes
Computer allowed in exams:Yes
Spellchecker allowed in exams:Yes
Extended test time:Yes
Scribes:Yes
Proctors:Yes
Oral exams:Yes
Notetakers:Yes
Distraction-free environment:Yes
Accommodation for students with ADHD: Yes
Reading machine:Yes
Other assistive technology:Yes
LD specialists:Yes
Added costs for services:Yes
Priority registration:Yes

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Special Needs

  • Program / Service Name:
    Learning Services Program
  • Type of Program:
    For LD/ADD Only
  • Director:
    Kathy Schwartz
  • LD specialists:
    Yes