LeTourneau University has sought to make its facilities and learning environment accessible, within reasonable limits, to the physically, emotionally and learning-disabled students. The University seeks to assist physically, emotionally, and learning-disabled students to succeed in their education. Any disabled student who is seeking accommodations (including special housing accommodations) while attending the University must: (a) Self-identify thirty (30) days prior to starting classes by completing the Students with Disability Application, and (b) provide the appropriate documentation to be eligible for services. The Students with Disability application can be obtained through the office of the Director of Student Support Services located in the Student Life Building, (903) 233-4451 or (903) 233-4400 . The appropriate forms of documentation are described below.
No modifications or accommodations will be made--and no substitute courses will be accepted--if they would fundamentally alter the nature of the educational program. A requirement that is essential to a degree will not be waived. The Office of the Provost will be the responsible authority for making the determination of that which is essential. The University does not provide specific assistance programs to tutor and translate for disabled students.
In the case of a medical disability of mobility, sensory, health or physical limitations, the documentation must include a complete medical report and a formal diagnosis from a physician. For learning or psychological disabilities, documentation must include a psycho-educational evaluation and formal diagnosis performed by a licensed therapist who specializes in learning disabilities. The evaluation must delineate the nature of the students learning disability and describe any factors that entitle the student to academic support services. The summary of evaluation must include an assessment of broad cognitive functioning (e.g. the WAIS-R test), specific cognitive processing discussing visual spatial abilities, auditory and visual memory, fine-motor ability, executive functions, and selective attention, oral language ability, and achievement levels. All scores must be reported and interpreted. The physical or psycho-educational summary of evaluations must also explain how the students ability to perform routine school tasks is affected by the disability and recommend modifications that would be reasonable and necessary at LeTourneau University. Documentation may not be more than three years old. The students are responsible for all costs related to any tests and analyses. Each student who has been certified as eligible for services must contact the Director of Student Support Services prior to each new semester to continue services. For more information and resources visit our student support page http://www.letu.edu/opencms/opencms/_Student-Life/support-services/student-support/disability/