Accommodating students with learning disabilities

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Students do not have to disclose their disabilities to their instructor, only the need for accommodations.

When students make use of the various resources tailored for their specific learning needs, they find that they are able to excel in a classroom environment.

According to the latest data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, of undergraduate students self-reporting a disability, 11% reported having a learning disability.

Enrollment statistics also listed by the NCES found that 20.2 million students were expected to attend an American college or university in the fall of 2015, meaning more than 200,000 students entering college have some type of learning disability.

Another student meets with her advisor to explain that her language-based learning disability made it impossible for her to learn a foreign language.

She will need to substitute other coursework for this requirement. Do students have civil rights that supersede the discretion of faculty in the classroom?

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