DSP&S Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Disabled Students Programs & Services?
Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) is a program dedicated to students with a disabilities and their right to an equal educational experience. We provide a variety of services to help students with a disability the opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.
What services are available from Disabled Students Programs & Services?
Here is a sample of some of the services available through DSP&S:
- Specialized orientation
- Academic/vocational and personal counseling
- Registration assistance
- Mobility assistance
- Sign language interpreters
- Learning disability eligibility assessment
- Note-taking assistance
- Test-taking assistance
- Text in alternate format including large print, Braille and audio, print magnifier/CCTV
- Computer access equipment and training
- TTY phone assistance
- Information and referral.
How can Learning Disability testing help me?
Students’ who are determined eligible for learning disability services based on testing, can receive a variety of services that enable them to participate more fully in their college classes. These services could include specialized assistance with note-taking, test-taking, and adaptive technology.
Can I be tested for a learning disability at LBCC?
The answer is yes. Enrolled students at LBCC can receive eligibility testing for learning disability services. Students interested in this testing should contact the DSP&S office to schedule an LD testing appointment at (562) 938-4558 for LAC or (562) 938-3921 for PCC.
What is the Academic Accommodation Plan?
The Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is a record of the interactive process between each DSPS student and a DSPS certificated staff member regarding academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/or instruction necessary to provide the student equal access to the educational process, given the educational limitations resulting from the student’s disabilities.