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American International College - Services for Learning Disabled Students

Programs|Application Requirements|Student Services|Term and Staff Information

About Learning Disabled Programs and Services

This school accepts Learning Disabled students according to the following definition:
According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, a learning disability is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
  • Learning Disabled programs and services are limited to 40.
  • There is no limit to the percent of students allowed into the Learning Disabled program.
  • 154 application(s) for Learning Disabled programs and services were received in 1995.
  • 70 applicant(s) for Learning Disabled programs and services were offered admission in 1995.
  • 35 applicant(s) who were offered admission enrolled for the 1995 year.
  • There were 111 students in the Learning Disabled program in 1995.

Application Requirements

  • SAT I is required.
  • Diagnostic tests are required.
  • A Child Study Team report is required if student is classified.
  • Other: Learning Disabled program applicants must submit WAIS.
  • A personal interview is required.
  • Untimed tests are accepted.
  • GED certification is accepted.

Learning Disabled Student Services
  • List of applicable services for Learning Disabled students:
    • Diagnostic Testing Services
    • Note-taking Services
    • Oral Tests
    • Readers
    • Tutors
    • Talking Books
    • Tape Recorders
    • Untimed Tests
    • Learning Center
  • Learning Disabled students are tutored individually and in small groups.
  • Credit is not given for remedial courses taken.

Learning Disabled Term and Staff Information
  • The Learning Disabled student program runs on a full term.
  • A lighter course load is given to Learning Disabled students.
  • Additional time is given to complete degree.
  • Extra costs for Learning Disabled students are $3300 per academic year.
  • There are 5 full-time staff persons available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • There are 10 part-time staff persons available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • Mary M. Saltus, Coordinator of Supportive Learning Services, is the key staff person available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • Contact Mary M. Saltus, Coordinator of Supportive Learning Services, for more information on Learning Disabled programs at 413 747-6426.