For Faculty: What you can do to support students with disabilities
- Talk to your students. Ask questions. Listen.
- Remember confidentiality. Respect privacy.
- Avoid making assumptions about a person’s abilities…or disabilities.
- Use multiple modes of teaching. If one approach isn’t working, try something else.
- Repeat or paraphrase questions and response. Check for understanding.
- Encourage multiple means of expression.
- Consider the essential components of each task or lesson.
- Allow for different ways to approach those essential components.
- Highlight critical information. Tell students what is important.
- Help students with structure and organization.
- Encourage use of a notebook and/or planner.
- Write down the day’s objectives and/or an outline of the current lesson.
- Review previous lesson and link to current information. Summarize key points at the end of class.
- Teach in short (20 minute) segments with time for integration between each section.
- Give assignments in writing. Clearly define expectations for completing assignments.
- Know the resources available, contact the staff of Disability Services Coordinator.
- Make requested accommodations in a timely manner.
- Treat each person with respect and dignity.