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What is the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) and what criteria is used to determine eli
The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) program provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. A Student Educational Contract (SEC) is developed for each student which links student ́s goals, curriculum program, and academic accommodations to his/her specific disability related educational limitation.
DSPS Eligibility Criteria: The specific disability must be verified, and there must be an educational limitation that precludes the student from fully participating in general education without additional specialized services.
Services: Examples of services available through DSPS that are over and above those regularly offered by the college would be test-taking facilitation, assessment for learning disabilities, specialized counseling, interpreter services for hearing-impaired or deaf students, mobility assistance, note taker services, reader services, speech services, transcription services, transportation, specialized tutoring, access to adaptive equipment, job development/placement, registration assistance, special parking and specialized instruction.2
HOW SOON IS TESTING FOR LEARNING DISABILITY POSSIBLE?
I NEED TO CHOOSE COURSES THAT I CAN DO WITH A SEVERE LEARNING DISABILITY. CAN I BE TESTED FOR DISABILITIES BEFORE ENROLLING SO I CAN CHOOSE POSSIBLE COURSES
From my experience that will depend on How busy the DSPS office at your school is; so you should try go in and get all Applications and forms Submitted as soon as possible. Once i started testing, it still took some time to Complete it and get the results.0
Hi Kay, You need to be enrolled first. As a person with LD, i found it beneficial to take no more than two classes for the first few semesters while being evaluated/tested. I started with all the required PE classes first, Then counseling 011-class that prepared students for college career and went over Study techniques and methods and coping mechanisms for stress and managing coursework. One class that I found easier than expected was speech communication (And im shy). Once it was determined i had my learning disability, I was given class accommodations which are very helpful for taking some of the more difficult courses. When I Started to take some of the more difficult courses, I began to use ratemyprofessor.com to look at the professor profiles with student reviews. It helped me with determine whether a professor would have a teaching style that works for me. I wish you the best.0