The Georgia Southern University Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) is one of three centers across the state of Georgia established by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents to provide assessment, training, research, and resources related to students who have learning disorders that impact their functioning in the postsecondary academic environment. Learning Disorders commonly assessed by professionals at the RCLD include, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Psychological Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury. The RCLD also has primary responsibility for policy development and the administration of a clearly-defined disability eligibility criteria at USG institutions, allowing otherwise qualified students with Learning Disorders to access appropriate academic accommodations and services.
The RCLD @ Georgia Southern University provides the following services:
- Comprehensive standardized assessments for students with suspected learning disorders;
- Review of documentation as submitted by referring institutions in support of student requests for accommodations;
- Recommendations regarding appropriate accommodations and services;
- Consultation, networking, and program development to assist students, faculty and staff at referring institutions;
- Clinical training opportunities in graduate level psychology, education, and related programs; and,
- Research focusing on assessment and accommodation of students with disabilities in postsecondary settings.
Political authority for the organizational structure, operations, and purposes of the RCLDs is found in the University System of Georgia Academic and Student Affairs Handbook, Section 3.11.
Last updated: 1/13/2021