College students with neurological disorders present with a number of different individual needs for strategies and accommodations. In addition to ADHD‚ Learning Disabilities‚ and Communication Disorders‚ neurological disorders include the following diagnosis:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
- Tourette’s Disorder
- Asperger’s Disorder
The educational impact of neurological disorders often includes difficulty focusing attention and concentration on tasks; problems organizing‚ planning‚ and completing tasks; and‚ at times‚ the need to miss class. There may also be social components of these diagnosis that impact interactions of college students. With medication and behavioral strategies‚ students can generally learn to manage these symptoms and focus and process information competently. It is important for students with neurological disorders who are preparing to enter CSULA register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) soon after acceptance. The OSD can play a vital role in providing students with information‚ strategies‚ other campus resources‚ and support to improve their efforts in making these transitions and completing 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 Neurological Disorders documentation guidelines for more information.