Recognizing and Accommodating Learning Disabilities

Wilfred Johnson, Ph.D.

September 29, 2005

Video Segments

  1. What is learning disability?
  2. What are the characteristics of ADHD/ADD?
  3. What support services does HU offer"?
  4. How can teachers accommodate students with disabilities?
  5. What should teachers do if they suspect that a student has a disability?
  6. What should teachers do if a disabled student cannot succeed?


Many students come to college campuses with learning disabilities. Whether students suffer from attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD), dyslexia, or dyscalcula, federal law requires that educational institutions do whatever possible to accommodate them. To do so, faculty need to understand common learning disabilities, locate campus support services, and adopt appropriate policies and procedures for addressing disabled students’ needs.