However, just because a teacher uses technology in the classroom does not mean the SLD student will benefit.In order for technology to truly function as an assistive devices, potential needs for accommodation must be considered when designing an activity/assignment.

Some accommodations are naturally evolving with changes in pedagogy as well as technology.

If teachers recognize and understand the needs of SLD students, they can begin to accommodate these needs with resources at hand.

This number has increased approximately 10% in the last ten years.

In 1993, 25% of all college students identified themselves as learning disabled, and in 2000 this number increased to approximately 33% (NCLD).

The number of SLD students in colleges and universities is rising.

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, in 1992, 65% of high school students with documented learning disabilities went on to postsecondary studies.One paper clearly stood out from the others: it was clear and artfully written, filled with specific support for a provocative idea. When measuring his academic abilities - the abilities to interpret assignments or negotiate the mechanics of college - Albert was incompetent. I think he had the potential to learn more in my class than he did, but the standard practices of education didnt work for him.Students who, like Albert, do not learn well in traditional educational situations are often labeled learning disabled. Learning disabled literally means not able to learn and creates a stigma for learning disabled students.He stares at the books for a minute, turns to face the class, and announces, as if he had just awakened: "I just dropped my textbooks in the library return chute." He turns and runs back out again to few muffled titters from the class.This was not the only disruption with Albert that semester.The number of SLD students in higher education is actually greater since many SLD students do not have the formal testing that legitimizes their learning disability.