ERIC Number: ED386840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Mesabi Community College.
This handbook for faculty was developed as part of the EASE (Equal Access for Students to Education and Experience) Project at Mesabi Community College in northeastern Minnesota. After an introduction stating the college's commitment to all students including those with disabilities, the guide discusses disabilities in general, and learning disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, seizure disorder, motor impairment, and psychological impairment in particular. The handbook provides information on incidence, definition, and problems commonly manifested by individuals with the specific disability. The next section focuses on teaching students with disabilities. It stresses the importance of planning and lists recommended teaching strategies. A chart matches specific learning difficulties with accommodations. Suggestions for evaluation strategies and accommodations are also provided. The following section contrasts myths and facts about disabilities and includes a list of prominent individuals with disabilities. The final section summarizes rights of the student with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Contains seven references. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Students, Community Colleges, Definitions, Disabilities, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, High Achievement, Higher Education, Mental Disorders, Physical Disabilities, Seizures, Special Needs Students, Student Personnel Services, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Colleges, Virginia, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)