As an academic you may become aware that some students in your classes have unusual difficulties in learning and may wonder why some motivated and apparently competent students fail to achieve academically. The section What is LD? will provide you with some useful background information about this disability.
LD can impact on a student's life and study, therefore good teaching and learning strategies are important to assist students with LD to succeed and provide the framework for inclusive practice. Students can also benefit from the range of assistive technologies available.
There are a number of strategies that can assist students with LD to make a successful transition to university education.
Should you recognise signs of a possible LD in a student, refer the student to a Disability Liaison Officer at your university for further referral to a professional for assessment.
For a range of teaching strategies and resources relating to other disabilities see the Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS) website.