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

Student Accommodations

Classroom Strategies
Fine Motor Problems
Difficulty controlling hand, eye or other muscles that aid in the perception and expression of information
Possible Disabilities
  • Learning Disability
  • Manual Dexterity Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Observable Behavior
  • poor handwriting, noticeable fatigue after lengthy note-taking
  • may observe tension and tremor, awkward pencil grip
  • may not be able to read notes at end of class
  • can't write as fast as professor can talk
  • clumsy with equipment
  • may have poor control of eye movements, so reading is very slow
  • speech may be slow and a bit imprecise
What to do
  • re-copy notes
  • check with another student
  • tape lectures
  • take more MWF classes with shorter periods
  • read and re-read
  • use word processor for everything
  • use lap top computer for not taking in class
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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