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Teaching Students With Disabilities

Teaching students with disabilities within the context of higher education can present unique challenges for both faculty and support staff in serving these students. The number of students with disabilities pursuing higher education has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s. Therefore, the varied nature of these challenges continues to provide opportunities for faculty and support staff to evolve and better serve all students including those with disabilities. While students with disabilities can present unique challenges for institutions of higher education, they also bring unique opportunities for faculty and staff to evolve and better serve all students. This entry first provides an overview of teaching students with disabilities, including reasonable accommodations, the process for determining those accommodations, and issues related to requesting them. It then ...

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