Karen Wold

Learning Disabilities Specialist
Student Services
Rehabilitation Education Services
(217) 333-8705

Karen Wold received her M.S.Ed. in Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders from Illinois State University and her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois. After starting her career as a Learning Disabilities Specialist at DePaul University, she began working at DRES in the fall of 2001. She serves as the Access Specialist for DRES registered students who have learning disabilities. She also provides study skills/learning strategies instruction for any interested student registered with DRES who is referred by his/her Access Specialist. Her passion is working with students to assist them in reaching their academic goals. She is particularly interested in what makes college students with learning disabilities successful. To that end, she encourages her students to not only be aware of their areas of disability but also their areas of strength and works with students using a strengths-based perspective.