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Stephen Benson Learning Disability Program

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: SSC-110
Phone: (562) 985-4430
Fax: (562) 985-4529

About the Program

The Stephen Benson Program for Students with Learning Disabilities (SBP) was created in 1980 to serve the needs of CSULB students who have a diagnosed learning disability.



Learning disability (LD) assessment services are currently suspended through the Spring ’21 semester due to the COVID-19 transition to remote learning and working. We do not anticipate being able to resume our assessment services until sometime in the Summer '21 semester, at the earliest.

Students who are interested in being placed on the waitlist should contact the BMAC front office (562-985-5401) to obtain a comprehensive intake packet which includes local assessment referrals.

Services Provided

A learning disability can interfere with a student’s ability to assimilate or process information in several ways.  The purpose of the SBP is to provide students, with documented learning disabilities, a support system to assist them in attaining their academic goals. The program provides guidance for clarification of issues related to learning disabilities and makes recommendations for accommodations. In addition the SBP conducts a Special Admissions Process which is explained in detail on the link indicated below.

The Stephen Benson Program is a part of the Bob Murphy Access Center at CSULB. The office is located in the Student Success Center (SSC-110). For more information please call the office at (562) 985-4430.

Special Admission Information

Stephen Benson Learning Disability Program Staff
Staff Name Office Title

Brian Carey, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(Lic # MFC 36470)
SSC-114E Assistant Director, Stephen Benson Program

Tina Sutera

SSC-114C Learning Disability Specialist
Amber Maurer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT:124207)
SSC-114A Disability Management & Assessment Specialist
Lethia Cobbs
SSC-114B Writing Specialist