Office of Student Accommodations - Lake Land College
Lake Land College - Disability Services

Student Accommodations

Classroom Strategies
Auditory Processing
Difficulty hearing or processing/understanding what is heard.
Possible Disabilities
  • Learning Disability
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Observable Behavior
  • distractibility- loses concentration due to noise in environment (i.e., ventilator, traffic, etc.)
  • sustained listening is difficult, quick to fatigue
  • studying in any high noise level room or library reading room impossible

  • difficulty distinguishing non-verbal sounds (i.e., sonar, etc.)
  • poor pitch discrimination and tonal memory in music
  • difficulty detecting difference in words that sound alike
  • misperceives message so may have misinformation in notes
  • trouble with foreign accent of professor
  • difficulty in rhyming, stress and intonation patterns in English poetry, etc.
  • trouble with foreign language
What to do
  • don't schedule back to back classes
  • choose more MWF classes (50 minutes)
  • find an empty classroom for night study
  • use textbooks on tape
  • practice listening
  • sit right in front of instructor
  • check notes with other students
  • sit in on classes a semester ahead to be sure professor is easily understood
  • read and re-read
Observable Behavior
  • may get all parts of an instruction but in wrong order
  • trouble recalling phone number, dosage of medication, formula, etc.
  • very poor speller
  • trouble recalling order of events (i.e., novel, history)
  • may reverse order of syllables in pronouncing long words
What to do
  • check with other students
  • write information and check
  • study spelling of new terms
  • develop sequence charts
For additional information please contact the Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations at 217/234-5259 or email Jordan Hicks at

Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
(217) 234-LAKE

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