Learning Disabilities Program

LD Support Services

After the assessment process, an individual plan is developed with recommendations for needed skills training and appropriate accommodations. The following is a list of accommodations and services that the student may be eligible for as indicated in his/her personal educational plan

Test Proctoring

If recommended as an appropriate accommodation on your Academic Accommodation Plan, this option offers a quiet, non-distracted environment, with extra time if indicated.

Priority Registration

You may qualify for priority registration for an upcoming semester as a student of the Learning Disabilities Program. Inquire with an LD Learning Specialist for further information.

Volunteer Note takers

This is an option for students who have difficulty listening and taking notes at the same time. Tape recording lectures is also an option, but it is also possible to request the assistance of a student in the class who is a good note taker and is willing to volunteer. Contact your learning specialist for more information.

E-text and Audio Books

This is an excellent resource for students who have reading difficulties.  Discuss with your learning specialist. Click here for more information about Learning Ally.


Contact your learning specialist to discuss needs. The LD program has help available primarily in Math and English. Availability of tutors and subjects offered vary each semester. Please note that there are many options available on campus for Tutoring. For more information on tutoring centers on campus, please visit: Tutoring Services

High Tech Training Center

Assistive technology training, word-processing classes, computer-assisted instruction, introduction to the internet, tools for success in SMC coursework! There are also "open lab times" to get help or work on an assignment.

Academic Advisement

See counselors at Center for Students with Disabilities (Student Services, 1st Floor). You may reach them at DSPS@smc.edu or call 310-434-4265

On/off Campus Referrals

Based on your needs, the learning specialist will refer you to another student service on campus or a practice off campus. 

Study Strategy Class

Courses led by the LD Learning Specialists that go over topics such as Memory, Textbook, or Test-Taking Strategies.

Click the link Guide to LD Services for more detailed information on how to access these support services.