Local Testing Providers
The following is a list of local professionals available to conduct testing for the documentation of disabilities that may impact learning and academic performance. Providers listed below are not endorsed by Virginia Western Community College and may or may not accept most insurance carriers.
Andrea Foutz, Ed.S.
Developmental Assessment and Counseling Center
3812 Concord Place, Suite C
Roanoke, VA 24018
Learning and Behavior Specialists, LLC
Psychological Health Roanoke
Stephanie Pratola, Ph.D.
Lisa Rochford, Ph.D., LCP
811 College Ave.
Salem, VA 24153
Bruce Sellars, Psy.D.
2727 Electric Road, Suite 100
Roanoke, VA 24018
The following is a listing of community agencies that may be a supportive resource for some students.
VDBVI – Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
VDBVI is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is dedicated to its mission of providing services and resources which empower Virginians who are blind, vision impaired or deaf blind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence.
1351 Hershberger Road Suite 215
Roanoke, VA 24012
DARS (formerly DRS) – Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.
1351 Hershberger Road, NW Suite 205
Roanoke, VA 24012
BISWVA – Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia
The mission of Brain Injury Services of SWVA is to create and sustain an organization that helps brain injury survivors and their families in Southwest Virginia. Their goal is to make a positive, measurable difference in survivors’ abilities to fulfill their service potential and optimize their reintegration into their families and communities.
Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia
3904 Franklin Rd., Suite B
Roanoke, VA 24014
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
BRILC assists people with disabilities to live independently. Core Services include- Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Information and Referral, Peer Mentoring, Transition Services.
- VARK: A Guide to Learning Styles: Ever wondered what type of learner you are or how you learn best? Maybe you learn better by listening to, drawing pictures of, demonstrating, reading or writing about the content you are studying. Consider utilizing the free VARK website and questionnaire for additional insight, ideas, and specific strategies for approaching your studies! http://vark-learn.com/
- Khan Academy: A personalized learning resource for all ages – Consider this free resource as complimentary instruction to the many subjects you’re tackling in College, including: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics/Finance and many more. This helpful resource assists in simplifying complex information into more manageable pieces through demonstration and simplistic explanation. https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Association on Higher Education and Disability: Resources for Students and Parents
- Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy Group
- Disability: Essays, art and opinion exploring the lives of people living with disabilities.
- Going to College: A resource for teens with disabilities
- Learning Ally: Audiobooks and Learning Tools
- Navigating College: A Handbook on Self-Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults.
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
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