Students with Learning Disabilities

Reichman University offers help for students with learning disabilities so that they can complete their studies successfully. To reach this goal Reichman University takes steps to identify these students quickly, to provide them with suitable testing conditions (exam accommodations), and to help them develop their study skills by providing opportunities to improve study strategies necessary for academic success (see Study Skills Center section).

​Special Accommodations during Exams

 

Reasonable accommodations are provided by Reichman University for students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder. The accommodations are designed to minimize as much as possible the negative effects that these difficulties can have on students' performance, while simultaneously maintaining the exam’s reliability and validity. Therefore, the exam accommodations that Reichman University provides for students with learning disabilities are adjusted in a way that does not alter the essential character of the exams, i.e., the scope of the material tested, or the essence of the exams’ demands upon students (for example, comprehension, applying knowledge, etc.).

 


To obtain exam accommodations, students must submit acceptable documentation of learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder by uploading them using the icon "Learning Disabilities - Exams" that can be found in My IDC. After pressing the icon you will receive instructions about how to upload your documents and fill in the necessary information. In case of difficulty with this process please contact the administrative coordinator of the Center for Psychological Counseling Services, Tel.: 09-9602872, Email: hatamot@idc.ac.il. For overseas students, after the documentation is submitted a meeting with a psychologist from the Center will be scheduled where the eligibility for specific accommodations will be discussed.
For more information on the kind of documentation needed, please see the section on Submitting Diagnoses of Learning Disabilities.


The most common exam accommodations offered at Reichman University are: 33% time extension on exams; using a formula sheet or a calculator during the exam; writing exams in a computer lab where answers can be typed; having the exam read aloud in English via computer software; and disregarding spelling mistakes when exams are graded or evaluated.


Please note that students with learning disabilities who are found eligible to have exams read to them in English via a computer must practice the use of TextAloud text-to-speech software prior to the exam. All the computer labs on campus (A319. L202, A107, C107, S2, S4) are equipped with TextAloud software for your use.

 

Click here to download a free trial version of TextAloud which you can use for learning the program. You may also purchase the program, with a good AT&T voice.


No help will be available during a test for students who did not master the use of TextAloud software in advance. If you need further help in learning how to operate the software please write to Ms. Michal Eyal at emichal@dc.ac.il 

 

A student who wishes to appeal the decision regarding his/her accommodations based on learning disabilities and/or ADHD can fill out an appeals form (please click on the box below for more information). Appeals can only be submitted after accommodations have been officially granted. Please note that appeals concerning late submission of documents will not be considered.