BU Services for Students with Learning Disabilities
Boston University’s Learning Disability Services (LDS) serves students, faculty, and staff who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and other psychological or cognitive disabilities. LDS works with Boston University’s Schools and Colleges to ensure that academic accommodations are effective and consistent with the fundamental requirements of all University programs.
- Full-time Clinical Director for Learning Disability Services (LDS)
- Referrals for evaluation and assessment
- Personalized academic and program accommodation plans
- Notetaking, tape recording of lectures & other auxiliary aides and services
- Textbooks and other materials in alternate formats where applicable
- Comprehensive Strategy Tutoring program providing weekly access to a learning specialist for instruction in college-level study skills, examination strategies, reading, and writing development
- Access to Adaptive and Assertive Technology
Students with learning disabilities may have difficulty with written assignments. Boston University School of Social Work has a Writing Fellow on staff.
The University also has an Educational Resource Center that is designed to assist Boston University students with all aspects of the writing process excluding proofreading and editing. Our Writing Fellows help students with writing elements such as organization, documentation, and style.