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  1. What is the mission of the RCLDs?


    The three Regents Centers for Learning Disorders, located at Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, were established and funded in 1993 to provide comprehensive evaluations for students with possible learning disorders who are attending schools within the University System of Georgia (USG).  Their mission also includes consultation, research, and training focused on the needs of college students with learning disorders.
  1. Who is eligible for evaluation at an RCLD?


    To be referred to an RCLD for evaluation, a student must be currently enrolled in one of the public colleges or universities in Georgia, or admitted for enrollment. Under some circumstances, a student may also be referred to an RCLD as part of a special review during the admissions process. In addition to their primary mission of serving students enrolled in USG institutions, the RCLDs may be authorized to serve other groups of students. Current information on the availability of services for non-USG students can be obtained by contacting each RCLD directly.
  1. How are students referred?


    Students are referred to an RCLD by the disability services office at the institution to which they've been admitted. The disability service provider (DSP) will give the student a referral packet to be completed by the student. The student should return the completed packet to the DSP, who will forward it to the appropriate center. After receiving the packet, the RCLD will contact the student to schedule an appointment.
  1. Where are the centers located?

 Each college or university in the University System of Georgia is assigned to one of three centers. 

Regents Center for Learning Disorders
at Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460
912-478-0100
http://services.georgiasouthern.edu/rcld

Regents Center for Learning Disorders
at Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-413-6245
www.gsu.edu/rcld

Institution

Phone

Institution

Phone

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

229-391-5135

Atlanta Metropolitan College

404-756-4783

Albany State University

229-430-4667

Clayton State University

678-466-5445

Armstrong Atlantic State University

912-344-2744

Columbus State University

706-568-2330

Bainbridge College

912-248-2508

Dalton State College

706-272-2524

College of Coastal Georgia

912-279-5803

Georgia Highlands College

678-872-8004

Darton College

229-317-6867

Georgia Institute of Technology

404-894-2563

East Georgia College

912-289-2039

Georgia Perimeter College

678-891-3385

East GA College at Statesboro

912-688-6912

Georgia Southwestern State University

229-931-2661

Georgia Southern University

912-478-1566

Georgia State University

404-413-1560

Middle Georgia College

912-934-3023

Gordon College

678-359-5221

Savannah State University

912-356-2203

Kennesaw State University

770-423-6443

South Georgia College

912-260-4335

North Georgia College & State University

706-867-2782

Valdosta State University

229-245-2498

Southern Polytechnic State University

678-915-7244

Waycross College

912-449-7600

University of West Georgia

678-839-6429

 

 

University of West Georgia

678-839-6428

Regents Center for Learning Disorders
at the University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602
706-542-4589
http://www.rcld.uga.edu

Institution

Phone

Augusta State University

706-737-1471

Fort Valley State University

 478-825-6202

Gainesville State College

770-718-3855

Gainesville State College - Oconee

706-310-6204

Georgia College & State University

 478-445-5331

Georgia Gwinnett College

 678-407-5883

Macon State College

 478-471-2714

Medical College of Georgia

706-721-2201

The University of Georgia

 706-542-8719

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  1. What is contained in a referral packet?

Students can obtain a referral packet from the DSP at their institution or download a packet from select RCLD websites. The packet contains both information about the RCLD and several questionnaires that should be filled out by the student. Questionnaires ask about current academic strengths and weaknesses, historical information (e.g., early development, school, medical and work histories), and about past and current behaviors that can affect learning (e.g., trouble paying attention, anxiety, depression).  Students may need to consult parents to answer some of the questions about early childhood.  The packet also contains questionnaires to be filled out by a person who knows the student well, to provide an independent view of the student's functioning. The student may obtain assistance in completing the packet from the DSP.  

Students will also be asked to include transcripts from their current institution and/or previous institutions, recent hearing and vision screenings, samples of their written work, and any previous psychological or medical evaluations related to their learning difficulties.

  1. Will the information provided to a center be kept confidential?

All information gathered and sent to an RCLD will be kept strictly confidential.  Information about the student will not be released to any person or institution without the student's written permission.

The student, if 18 years or older, must also give permission in writing to be evaluated and for any information about the evaluation process or results to be shared with parents or the DSP.