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Advising Students with ( Dis )abilities. Sue Maxam University Director for Student Success Faculty Institute May 18, 2010. Statistics. 9% of students entering college have a disability ( Kaff , 2009) College freshmen with learning disabilities has increased tenfold since 1976 ( Kaff , 2009)

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advising students with dis abilities

Advising Students with (Dis)abilities

Sue Maxam

University Director for Student Success

Faculty Institute

May 18, 2010

statistics
Statistics
  • 9% of students entering college have a disability (Kaff, 2009)
  • College freshmen with learning disabilities has increased tenfold since 1976 (Kaff, 2009)
  • 91% of students with “invisible disabilities” do not inform their advisors of their disability until they are in significant academic trouble (Harding, 2008)
statistics cont
Statistics, Cont.
  • Only 7.6% of students with disabilities enrolled in a four-year program complete their studies (Newman, Dannenfelser & Clemmons, 2009)
  • 90% of colleges nationwide report seeing increased number of students with disabilities and increasing severity of disorders (Newman, Dannenfelser & Clemmons, 2009)
most common disabilities in colleges
Most Common Disabilities in Colleges

Visible

Invisible

  • Learning disabilities
    • 3.3 % of all freshmen in 2008 (Pryor, 2008)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • 5% of students have been diagnosed with ADHD (ADHD Library, n.d.)
  • Psychiatric disorders
    • Nearly 15% of college students have been diagnosed with depression (Psychiatrist.us.com)
  • Asperger Syndrome/Autism
    • 1 out of 165 people are diagnosed with Autism nationally (CDC, n.d.)
what can advisors do
What Can Advisors Do?
  • If student self-discloses, ask about her needs, abilities, and interests
  • Partner with school-based advisors, Disability Services, and Dean for Students to secure needs for students
  • Submit academic alerts for freshman advisees
  • Use person first language and learn how to write and communicate appropriately about persons with disabilities
what can advisors do cont
What Can Advisors Do, Cont.?
  • Check in with students more often than usual
  • Build your own personal awareness of various disabilities
  • Where appropriate, tailor your advising sessions to the student’s needs
  • Become familiar with ADA procedures and laws
what can advisors do cont1
What Can Advisors Do, Cont.?
  • Empower students and promote self advocacy skills
  • Consider your own attitude and experience with students who have disabilities
  • During meetings (if appropriate), ask students open-ended questions re: their experience at Pace
references
References
  • ADHD Information Library (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2010 from http://newideas/net/adhd/about_attention_deficit/prevalence_of_adhd
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2010, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
  • Dillon, M.R. (2007). Creating supports for college students with Asperger syndrome through collaboration. College Student Journal, 41, 499-504. Retrieved May 1, 2010, from ERIC (EJ777953).
  • Harding, B. (2008). Students with specific advising needs. In V. N. Gordon W. R. Habley, & T. J. Rites and Associates (Eds.), Academic advising: A comprehensive handbook (2nd ed.). San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Harpur, J., Lawlor, M., & Fitzgerald, M. (2004). Succeeding in college with Asperger syndrome: A student guide. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Holloway, S. (2001). The experience of higher education from the perspective of disabled students. Disability & Society, 16(4), 597-615. doi:10.1080/09687590120059568
references cont
References, Cont.
  • Hughes, J. (2009, October 28). Supporting college students with Asperger syndrome: Possible strategies for academic advisors to use. The Mentor. Retrieved May 10, from http://www.psu.edu/dus/mentor/091028jh.htm
  • Kaff, M. (2009, March 29). Making the grade: What advisors and administrators need to know to better assist student with disabilities. Retrieved May 10, 2010 from http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Webinars/documents/W24HandoutforParticipants_000.pdf
  • Newman, B. Dannenfelser, P; & Clemmons, V. (Spring/Summer 2007). Journal of Social Work . The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders in graduate social work education: Then and now. Social Work Education 43(2), 297-308.
  • Psychiatrist.com (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2010 from Psychiatrist.com
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