Presentation on theme: "DisAbility Services Bucks County Community College 215-968-8182 Marie Cooper, Director Marge Zipin, LD Spec Penny Gray Adaptive Tech Spec. Miranda Leiggi,"— Presentation transcript:
disAbility Services Bucks County Community College Marie Cooper, Director Marge Zipin, LD Spec Penny Gray Adaptive Tech Spec. Miranda Leiggi, Admin. Asst.
LD ADHD SENSORY & MOBILITY AUTISM PSYCHOLOGICAL/MENTAL HEATH CHRONIC HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS OTHER NEUROLOGICAL Central Auditory Processing TBI/concussion/other No “IEP students” allowed!
Still, “I’m an IEP student” Too many have weak academic preparation – math, writing, critical thinking Parent role – more cheerleaders, less speaking/doing for the student *Example* Greater student awareness of needs/accommodations
Attempting college classes PT vs FT Learning about themselves – becoming better self advocates Getting involved with activities Exploring careers & changing goals Transferring to other schools Completing degrees and Certificates ses/
MoreGo to High School IEP/504 IDEA; success Needs are known by others Accommodations managed by others Study & homework? Schedule & absences College No IEP/504; why? ADA: access Students must self identify Students work with dS and instructor STUDY & HOMEWORK Can create schedule; absences carry responsibilities
Students are aspirational and motivated to succeed; Adequate academic preparation is essential; Understanding one’s learning strengths and learning strategies to work with academic or social issues that get in the way is critical.
Challenging academic dependencies and perceived deficiencies (e.g., “I can’t…” is not useful); Academic vulnerabilities and possible social disconnectedness will occur; These are starting points for building capacities, not end points. Students will discover new balance points if they persevere and use some kind of support system. Working hard is more important than being the smartest person in the class and not working hard.
One standard for all in the meritocracy; Access a right; success a responsibility; Students need to talk with others about how to become a help-seeker rather than a help-receiver. “It’s kind of a dilemma just due to the fact that I do need help and more guidance, but at the same time I want the guidance to rely on myself.”
Ongoing and progressive development towards: Ownership: “I own my education now.” Agency: ◦ Responsibility for one’s successes and challenges; ◦ Locus of control for decision-making and learning from experience; ◦ Commitment to working through problems to progress towards goals. Learning to mitigate vulnerabilities with resilience: ◦ “I just kind of want to look back, see what I did wrong…just kind of shake it off. It’s why I get up as quick as possible, let it go and try to make something of it (for) the good.”