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Learning & Disability Resources

Learning & Disability Resources (LADR) provides advising and services to ATSU students who want to enhance their learning and academic performance. In addition, LADR coordinates academic adjustments (accommodations) for ATSU students with disabilities.

Learning and Disability Resources (LADR) provides advising and a variety of other services to ATSU students who want to improve their learning and academic performance. In addition, LADR provides necessary and reasonable academic adjustments (accommodations) for ATSU students with disabilities.

LADR Learning Advisors provide free, one-on-one learning advisement consultations, tailored to each student’s learning preferences and challenges. Topics addressed include:

  • Evidence-based learning techniques
  • Efficient time management
  • Improving long term recall
  • Various note-taking styles
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Developing a board exam study plan

We encourage every student to visit our office at least once to receive a personalized learning advisement session, and students are welcome to return as often as desired for additional support and guidance.

  • Students with Disabilities +

    • In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Amendments Act of 2008, Learning & Disability Resources supports ATSU students with disabilities by determining eligibility and providing necessary academic adjustments, while maintaining the standards of the University. Academic adjustments are provided for qualified students with disabilities, to ensure that academic requirements do not have discriminating effects. Any student seeking academic adjustments to accommodate limitations due to a documented disability is required to register with Learning & Disability Resources. Requests for academic adjustments must be made in writing. A confidential, interactive process is used to determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. While requests can be made at any time, the review process can take up to three (3) weeks, so requesting well in advance of anticipated need is recommended. ATSU’s Academic Adjustments Process (pdf) provides additional information.

      Contact

      Missouri campus students:
      Jennifer McNeely, Director, Learning & Disability Resources
      660.626.2774

      Arizona campus, California campus, and online students:
      Marty Allison, Disability Resources Advisor
      480.245.6248

      Minimal Technical Standards for matriculation

      Please refer to the ATSU University Catalog for technical standards of each college and/or program. Review examples of associated standards for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine DO program (pdf).

      ATSU provides technical standards to inform incoming and enrolled students of the performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of each program and provide effective and safe healthcare. To matriculate (enroll), the student must meet technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations and maintain related satisfactory demonstration of these standards for progression through the program.

  • Tutoring +

    • LADR provides peer tutoring and academic mentoring free of charge to ATSU residential program students through the Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Program.

      PALs:

      • Are second-year students who have demonstrated academic success
      • Can provide program-specific advice
      • Offer individual, group, walk-in, and virtual sessions

      For more information, please email. PALProgram@atsu.edu.

  • Schedule Appointment +

    • ​Missouri campus:

      Marcie Stansberry, Learning Advisor

      See Marcie for:

      • learning advisement (assessment of learning preferences, effective learning/study techniques, efficient time-management, test-taking strategies)
      • board exam prep/planning (board exam preparation and/or creating a board study plan)

      Schedule an appointment with Marcie

      Jennifer McNeely, Director

      See Jennifer for:

      • disability resources consultation (applying for disability accommodations)
      • learning advisement (assessment of learning preferences, effective learning/study techniques, efficient time-management, test-taking strategies)
      • board exam prep/planning (board exam preparation, creating a board study plan)

      Schedule an appointment with Jennifer

      Arizona campus:

      Steph Ingalls, Learning Advisor

      See Steph for:

      • learning advisement (assessment of learning preferences, effective learning/study techniques, efficient time-management, test-taking strategies)
      • board exam prep/planning (board exam preparation and/or creating a board study plan)

      Schedule an appointment with Steph

      Marty Allison, Disability Resources Advisor

      See Marty for:

      • disability resources consultation (applying for disability accommodations)

      Schedule an appointment with Marty

      California campus:

      Adolfo Ortiz, Learning Advisor

      See Adolfo for:

      • learning advisement (assessment of learning preferences, effective learning/study techniques, time-management, test-taking strategies)

      Schedule an appointment with Adolfo