Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

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With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges. This practical handbook provides lecturers, tutors, disability services, and administrative staff with an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students.

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Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

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Overview

With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges. This practical handbook provides lecturers, tutors, disability services, and administrative staff with an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students.

Students with invisible disabilities are often academically talented but struggle with certain aspects of higher education such as keeping track of appointments or maintaining concentration in lecture halls. By providing detailed information on a range of disabilities including autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD, and affective disorders, this book facilitates a better understanding of the unique needs of these students and what their strengths and limitations may be. With ideas for adapting teaching methods, offering suitable accommodations, and improving institutional policy, this is vital reading for all university faculty and staff.

With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges. This practical handbook provides lecturers, tutors, disability services, and administrative staff with an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849059558
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/15/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 994,596
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christy Oslund is Co-coordinator of Student Disability Services in the Dean of the Students' Office at Michigan Technological University. She has a PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University and an MA in Philosophy from Michigan State University. She is an active member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). She is the author of Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Dispelling Myths. 2. How Legalities and New Students will Change Post-Secondary Work. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorder including Asperger's Syndrome. 4. Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. 5. Language Processing Disorders including Dyslexia. 6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 7. Affective/Mood Disorders. 8. Universal Design and Lecture Hall Based Classes. 9. Universal Design in the Smaller Classroom. 10. Institutional Policy. References.

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