How can LAP help me?

Services and Technology

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) primary function is to provide educational support through reasonable accommodations, instruction, assessment, counseling, and advocacy to students with disabilities who are enrolled in the district’s credit courses.

The types of services provided include:

Academic counseling

- Disability related counseling to determine appropriate accommodations
- Liaison with campus faculty and staff
- Liaison and referral services with community resources
- Individual and group orientations to LAP services
- Registration instruction and assistance
- Priority registration

Learning Disabilities Services 

- Diagnostic testing for learning disabilities
- Determination of appropriate accommodations for a learning disability
- Liaison with campus faculty and staff 

Instructional Strategies and Study Skill Training

- Time management strategies
- Textbook reading strategies
- Writing strategies
- Note taking strategies
- Study strategies
- Test taking strategies
- Memory strategies
- Computer strategies
- Study Skills Course-LS 101

Use of Computer Lab

- Basic Computer training
Assistive technology training 
- Special equipment loan
- Computer course-LS 312

Services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

- Captioning service
- Sign language interpreting service
- TTD access
- Reader/Writer service
- Note taking service

Other services

- Test taking facility for extended test time
- Taped textbooks
- E-text versions of textbooks
- Equipment loan
- Transportation Services
- Adaptive parking
- Motorized scooter loan for on campus transportation

 

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Matthew Jimenez

Matthew Jimenez
Software Engineering

When I joined MESA I found an atmosphere of very intelligent students, in which I have made friendships that are strengthened by our commitment to success. I am 31 years old and work full-time in order to support my growing family. Time management is vital to my success, and it has taken a while to find the right "recipe" of balance between school, work and family. MESA has given me important resources in the form of tutoring, access to potential internships, and help with the cost of books.
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Last Modified Jun 16, 2016