Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

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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. 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.(2006) a€œMedical comorbidity in bipolar disorder: implications for functional outcomes and health service utilization. ... (2011) a€œPsychosocial experiences associated with confirmed and self-identified dyslexia: a participant-driven concept map ofanbsp;...

Title:Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities
Author:Christy Oslund
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2013-11-21


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