Accommodations -- Or Just Good Teaching?: Strategies for Teaching College Students with Disabilities

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Thirty-five teaching practitioners in higher education collaborated to provide this resource about the accommodation process for students with disabilities in the college classroom. It provides the educator with concrete teaching strategies for addressing the individual needs of students and a model illustrating the components necessary for student success. Additionally, to provide pertinent information about disabilities to others in higher education, the subchapters are grouped into eight areas that ...

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Overview

Thirty-five teaching practitioners in higher education collaborated to provide this resource about the accommodation process for students with disabilities in the college classroom. It provides the educator with concrete teaching strategies for addressing the individual needs of students and a model illustrating the components necessary for student success. Additionally, to provide pertinent information about disabilities to others in higher education, the subchapters are grouped into eight areas that disabilities can impact in the learning process: attention, concentration, and memory difficulties; chronic health problems; hearing impairments and deafness; integrative processing difficulties; mobility impairments or motor control difficulties; social behavior disorders or difficulties with consistent performance; speech and language difficulties; and visual impairments or blindness. Since the accommodation process is reinforced by federal law, the book also contains highlights of the law and how it relates directly to faculty responsibility. As a result of this, expectations of faculty are increased and teaching practices involving accommodation efforts result in more access to education by more students.

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Presents a combination of case histories supplied by teachers and interpretation supplied by the editors concerning how to integrate "reasonable accommodations" in the college classroom. The first three chapters discuss general and legal issues. Subsequent chapters focus on various kinds of disabilities and disorders: attention, concentration, and memory difficulties; chronic health problems; hearing, vision, and mobility impairments; social behavior disorders; and speech and language difficulties. Appendixes address rights and responsibilities and key federal legislation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275956066
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

BONNIE M. HODGE is Associate Professor in the Developmental Studies Program at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

JENNIE PRESTON-SABIN is Associate Professor in the Developmental Studies Program at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Making an Accommodation 1
Explaining Learning Disabilities to Colleagues: Treatment and Accommodation 2
Ch. 2 Legal Issues Concerning All Faculty in Higher Education 5
Ch. 3 Integrating Reasonable Accommodations as a Part of Good Teaching 23
Don't Overlook the Obvious 27
Ch. 4 Teaching Students with Attention, Concentration, or Memory Difficulties 31
Identifying Good Teaching Practices 32
Frank: Advocating for Oneself 34
Textbook Marking: An Aid to Concentration, Comprehension, and Retention 36
Katrina: Test Anxiety and User-Friendly Surroundings 40
Math Strategies for Linda 41
The Many Uses of Cassette Tapes in Teaching Composition to Learning Disabled Students 44
Ch. 5 Teaching Students with Chronic Health Problems 47
Acceptance of Frustration - A Key to Learning 48
Samantha: Time Management and Study Skills 50
Ch. 6 Teaching Students with Hearing Impairments or Deafness 53
Algebra in a Silent World 54
Hiding Behind the Hair 57
Moving from American Sign Language to English Language Communication 58
Ch. 7 Teaching Students with Integrative Processing Difficulties 63
Teaching Elementary Algebra to Learning Handicapped College Students: A Case Study 64
I-PLAN: Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy 69
Pointing Toward Self-Sufficiency: Working with a Disabled Writer 71
Teaching Writing to Dyslexics 74
Phil: Recognizing Dyslexia as an Adult 76
Building Houses: A Case Study of Directed Reading Journals in the Composition Classroom 77
Ch. 8 Teaching Students with Mobility Impairments or Motor Control Difficulties 81
Angela: Capitalizing on Individual Strengths 82
Test Accommodations: The Balancing Act 83
Ch. 9 Teaching Students with Social Behavior Disorders or Difficulties with Consistent Performance 87
Helping Learning Disabled Students with Mathematics 88
Working with Recovering Chemically Dependent Students 91
Helping Students with Attention Deficit Disorder 96
Barry: A Case Study on Social Adjustment 100
Can We Talk? 103
Ch. 10 Teaching Students with Speech and Language Difficulties 107
Hope and Help for Students with Severe Spelling Deficiencies 108
Ch. 11 Teaching Students with Visual Impairments or Blindness 113
Scotopic Sensitivity: Irlen Syndrome 114
Tactile Learning for the Blind and Visually Impaired 116
Working with Students with Visual Disabilities 119
Educating the Visually Impaired 121
Ch. 12 Forming a Coalition to Promote Student Growth and Success 125
Teaching Strategies and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 126
App. A Key Federal Legislation 133
App. B Accommodation Decision Making Process: Is the Student Qualified? 137
App. C Rights and Responsibilities 141
Index 143
About the Contributors 147
Recommended Reading and Resource List 155
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