Special Needs

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Commitment

K-TECH is committed to providing equality of opportunity to students with learning disabilities through a supportive academic and social environment. Faculty and students work together in partnership to determine students' needs and attempt to meet them. The College, however, does not provide a comprehensive learning disabilities program.

Support

Many resources and services are available to students with learning disabilities. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for assisting students with diagnosed learning disabilities through reasonable academic accommodations. The Manager also provides access to adaptive technology provided by the College.

Appropriate Academic Accommodations and Auxiliary Aids

Appropriate academic accommodations and auxiliary aids may include, but are not limited to:

  • Class Presentations
    • Provide on audio tape
    • Provide in large print
    • Reduce number of items per page or line
    • Provide a designated reader
    • Present instructions orally
  • Student Responses
    • Allow for verbal responses
    • Allow for answers to be dictated to a scribe
    • Allow the use of tape recorder to capture responses
    • Permit responses to be given via computer
    • Permit answers to be recorded directly into test booklet
  • Timing
    • Allow frequent breaks
    • Extend allotted time for a test
  • Setting
    • Provide preferential seating
    • Provide space lighting or acoustic variations
    • Provide a space with minimal distractions
    • Administer a test in a small group setting
    • Administer a test in private room or alternative test site
  • Test scheduling
    • Administer a test over several timed sessions or over several days
    • Allow subtests to be taken in a different order
    • Administer a test at a specific time of day
  • Other
    • Provide special test preparation
    • Provide on-task/focusing prompts
    • Provide any reasonable accommodation that a student need that does not fit under the above category

Selecting and monitoring the effectiveness of accommodations should be an ongoing process and changes (with involvements of students, parents and educators) should be made as often as needed.