Monthly Archives: April 2012

Supporting Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

By MaryAnne Steinberg, Doctoral Candidate – University of Florida – Special Education Here are some interesting statistics:  The American College Testing Program (ACT) stated that in 2005 49% of high school graduates did not have the reading skills they needed to be successful in college.  25% of first-time students at 4-year colleges and universities require at least one year of

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Access to the General Curriculum – Great IDEA, but How?

Thanks to IDEA ’97, students with disabilities are empowered to have access to the same general school curriculum as their able-bodied peers. IDEA ’97 requires that students with disabilities be involved in the general curriculum supported by supplementary aids, accommodations and modifications. Very powerful, but what does this look like for a student who requires adaptations for both physical and cognitive

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