Accommodations for a College Student who has a Learning Disability
Student Involvement Awards
Awards recognize and reward students and their organizations whose involvement has made SUNY Oswego and the surrounding community a better place to live and learn. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420; email@example.com.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Brockport
Location: Oswego, NY- South Athletic Field
Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Potsdam
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Softball Field
Sunday, April 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/453070221388940 for the latest locations or suggest your own!
Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
(Used with permission from DO IT:Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology
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Ken and Psychology
I'm Ken, a sophomore studying child psychology. I have an expressive language disability and I'm also a very poor speller.
This semester, two of my psychology courses require written exams. Even though I do all right with multiple choice and short answer tests, I have a hard time completing written exams that are timed. For my assignments I use a word processor with the grammar and spell checker options rather successfully. However, a computer will not be available for my exams.
I presented documentation of my disability to the disabled student services office and requested assistance. I also met with the two course instructors prior to the quarter, presented documentation from the disabled student services office, and discussed needed accommodations in relationship to the course requirements. Both courses had mid-term and final exams. With the support of staff from the Disabilies Services Office and my instructors, I was allotted extended exam time by one hour for each exam. I was also allowed to bring my hand-held speller to each exam. After considering the number of students in the lecture and the detailed course content, we also decided it would be to my advantage to use the weekly university notetaking service.
This case study:
Provides examples of test taking accommodations for students with learning disabilities.
Exemplifies the use of low technology solutions.
Shows how university support can work with the student and faculty member to assure reasonable accommodations are provided.