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Learning Disability Services

Important Announcement

The following Learning Disability (LD) Services will be available and return for students (virtually) at the start of the Fall quarter:

  • LD/DRC Intake Appointments (For New Students requesting DRC services & accommodations with prior documentation such as IEP, 504, and other disability docs)
  • LD PreScreen Appointments (For New Student Referrals & Students wishing to update LD Testing). * In response to COVID19 and the shelter in place restrictions, students interested in LD testing must schedule a PreScreen appointment.
  • LD Resource Counseling Appointments (For new and returning students: Advising, Strategies, Resources, Referrals, Student updates/check-ins)

Culivating Success in Math, Writing, and Reading with a Learning Disability

Here's how easy it is to get started! 

Help is as easy as completing an online request for services and intake forms. Get assessed and address your learning challenges and needs today. Reach your full learning potential by identifying your learning strengths and preferences. Students who are eligible will qualify for services and accommodations.

 

How to get started with LD services:

To get started with an LD intake appointment, a prescreening appointment OR an LD counseling appointment, please follow the steps outlined below.

  1. If you are new to the DRC, let's first get you registered to access our services by completing the online intake form via the Clockworks app in MyPortal. In your online intake form, please upload any Learning Disability documentation you may have from your previous schools and/or qualified professional to application,  such as an IEP, 504 plan, and other disability docs.
  2. After completing the online intake form, your application will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.
  3. You will then receive an email for next steps to schedule an appointment with Russell Wong, our Learning Disability Specialist. ***For students who are requesting prescreening appointments, you will be sent an LD Screening form that will need to be filled out and completed. 
  4. If you are a returning student, contact Russell Wong at wongrussell@foothill.edu or 650-949-7040.

Testing Process:

 

*Due to COVID19, we are unable to schedule students for LD testing. However, if eligible, students can schedule an LD prescreening appointment and be put on a waitlist for testing when services return to campus.

  1. Eligible students will be scheduled for two testing appointments.
  2. Test results will be reviewed with students individually.
  3. Students who qualify will receive Disability Resource Center services and accommodations.

Workshops and Services available by request:

  1. Learning Disability Workshop
  2. Universal Design Learning Workshop
  3. Faculty Presentations
  4. Individual Faculty Consultations
  5. Student Transfer Assistance
  6. Community Outreach

Meet our Learning Disability Specialist, Russell Wong

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Russell has 20 years of professional experience working in higher education as a learning disability resource counselor, learning disability specialist, instructor, and consultant. He has a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University. Russell has a diverse background working in the California State University System as well as in the Community College System as a learning disability specialist at Chabot College and Skyline College. 

Russell is a tenured Faculty at Foothill College and is the Learning Disability Specialist/Instructor in the Disability Resource Center. He has also served as a consultant to the STEM Success Center and the Teaching Learning Center {TLC}. This joint collaboration with Math and English faculty on how best to support and teach students with disabilities has benefited students and faculty alike.

Russell frequently provides in service presentations and workshops on campus to faculty and staff who want to better serve their student population. Millbrae Library, Adult Education in Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale. Coursework included in his curriculum vitae include Understanding Learning Differences, Paragraph Remediation, Basic Math Remediation, Psychological Aspects of Disabilities, and Introduction to Disabilities.

If you wish to learn more about our Learning Disability assessments please contact Russell Wong at wongrussell@foothill.edu or 650-949-7040.





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