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Students Served

Disabilities of students served by SSD are classified into the following categories:

  • Learning Disabilities - a neurological impairment, resulting in below-average functioning in some academic areas with average to above-average functioning in other areas.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder - a neurological impairment resulting in an inability to focus attention on one stimulus. Characterized by an inability to focus and concentrate for long periods.
  • Sensory - a reduction in the ability to see or hear.
  • Health Disabilities - a wide range of disabilities that result from medical conditions. These include lupus, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, respiratory problems, etc.
  • Non-Ambulatory - because of the nature of the disability, a wheelchair or scooter is used for mobility.
  • Psychological - a disability characterized by a reduction in appropriate thinking or social behavior.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - neurological impairment resulting in loss of cognitive, psychological and physical functioning.

 

SSD Purpose

  • Assistance in obtaining appropriate documentation.
  • Determination of reasonable academic accommodations.
  • Provision of adaptive equipment.
  • Advocacy with faculty members.
  • Resolution of problems of physical accessibility.