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Learning Disability Services

What is a Learning Disability?

A learning disability is a persistent condition with a presumed neurological basis which may affect how a person understands, expresses, or remembers information. Sometimes learning disabilities have been mistaken as an intellectual disability or other disorder, leading to a misunderstanding of the nature of learning disabilities. Someone with a learning disability does not lack cognitive ability, in fact, a person with a learning disability has by definition average or above-average level cognitive ability.

At times referred to as a “hidden disability” because the difficulties someone with a learning disability experiences may only become clear in certain academic or other situations, manifesting in a variety of ways.

How to Receive DSPS Services Based on a Learning Disability

I have documentation of a learning disability

Bring us a copy of your Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or previous adult level testing in order for us to verify your disability.

Afterward, an appointment will be scheduled to discuss your access to DSPS services and academic accommodations. 

I do not have documentation of a learning disability

If you do not have disability documentation and would like to discover if your learning difficulties are because of a learning disability, you must first be enrolled in classes at Sacramento City College.

Then you may begin the learning disabilities evaluation process by contacting our office and completing a series of steps and appointments which include testing. The process can be lengthy, so we encourage you not to delay contacting us.


Sophanna Sieng
Student Personnel Assistant

Phone: (916) 558-2283


By Appointment Only. Call the number above.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm