Using stories from disabled students: accessing specialist support to build student success in teaching and learning strategies

Smith, Joanna, Dyer, Sally and Richardson, Sarah (2019) Using stories from disabled students: accessing specialist support to build student success in teaching and learning strategies. In: Learning & Teaching Fest 2019, 3 July 2019, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introducing the Disability Team at the University of Cumbria, UK: (based on all the main campuses) Disability Officers offer a range of information advice and guidance interviews, Specialist learning Advisers offer specialist study skills / mentoring; screening for SpLD & ASD, Student Learning Facilitators offer a range of support interventions.

Context: Equality Act (2010)& EU Accessibility Directive UoC; Meeting OfS Outcomes; Reducing the achievement gap between disabled students and non disabled students; Access and Participations Plans: Disabled Students one of the key target groups; Inclusive Learning and Teaching & Social Model of Disability University Corporate Strategy and Plans.

Service covers a full range of disabilities: Asperger's Syndrome, SpLD’s such as Dyslexia & Dyspraxia, ADHD, Visual Impairments, Physical Impairments, Mental Health Conditions, Medical Conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Student & Staff Services
Additional Information: Joanna Smith, Disability/SPLD Manager; Sally Dyer, Specialist Learning Advisor; Sarah Richardson, Disability Officer, University of Cumbria, UK. Presented in the 'Responsive Learner Support' theme at this conference.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 15:29
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 09:46
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4712

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