College students with communication disorders present with a number of different individual needs for strategies and accommodations. Communication disorders include the following diagnosis:
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
- Receptive Language Disorder
- Expressive Language Disorder
The educational impact of communication disorders often includes difficulty with attending to lectures‚ taking notes‚ organizing and sequencing presentations‚ public speaking‚ and processing speed. There may also be social components of these diagnosis that impact interactions of college students. With accommodations and behavioral strategies‚ students can generally learn to manage these symptoms and process information competently. It is recommended that students with communication disorders who are preparing to enter CSULA register with the Office for Students with Disabilities soon after acceptance. The OSD can play a vital role in providing students with information‚ strategies‚ other campus resources‚ and support to improve their academic efforts and complete their educational degree programs.
Students must provide current documentation of their diagnosis to the OSD and schedule an appointment to discuss their accommodation needs. See Communication Disorders documentation guidelines for more information.