The Four Step Intake Process for DSPS
1. Apply to Napa Valley College (NVC).
Go to NVC webpage and CLICK on "Apply to NVC online" Complete application form for admission.
2. Make an appointment with Learning Services.
Make an appointment to verify your learning disability with Learning Services in the Library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC), building 1700, room 1766, or by calling 256-7442. Be sure to bring past IEPs or testing documents from other community colleges or private professionals that verify your learning disability. The NVC Learning Disability Specialist will determine next steps for each individual.
3. Take the English and math assessment.
English and math assessment tests are given at the NVC Testing and Tutoring Center located on the top floor of the Library and Learning Resource Center, room 1764. You can drop by and take the tests from 7:30 AM to 7 PM M-Th., Friday 8-12. Bring identification. Plan two hours for testing. For more information, go to the Testing and Tutoring Center website.
4. Meet with DSPS Counselor, Sheryl Fernandez.
The DSPS Counselor will help you to determine classes and start an Education Plan. Call 256-7220 to make an appointment.
Learning Disabilities in the California Community College student is defined as a persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction which may also exist with other disabling conditions. This dysfunction continues despite instruction in standard classroom situations. Adults with LD, a very diverse group, have these common attributes:
- Average to above average intellectual ability
- Severe processing deficit
- Severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy(ies); and
- Measured achievement in an instructional or employment setting.
The following are possible accommodations after verification of LD:
- Books on tape or CD
- Note taker
- Testing accommodations: Extended time
- Distraction-reduced environment
- Tape recorded lectures