Centre for Accessibility Services

Learning and intellectual disabilities

The Centre for Accessibility Services at UFV offers support to students with intellectual disability and/or specific learning disorder. Follow the section links below to find out more about learning and intellectual disabilities, including definition of the subsequent disorder as well as faculty and student tips for managing a disability. 

Intellectual disability

An intellectual disability manifests itself during the developmental period of human growth. Deficits include both intellectual and adaptive functioning challenges in conceptual and social contexts. Characteristics include impairment in short-term memory and immature social interactions. Read more

Specific learning disorder

A specific learning disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that presents difficulties in learning and academic tasks. Common types of specific learning disorders are dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia which impair reading, writing and math capabilities respectively. Read more

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