Disabled Students Programs & Services at College of San Mateo - Psychological Disabilities
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Psychological Disabilities

In the past few years, community colleges have seen more students with a history of a psychological disability. While the vast majority of these students are stable and show no symptoms, others may have fluctuations in behavior and performance. These students may fear the stigma that often comes with disclosure. It has been the experience of the DSPS staff that most students with psychological disabilities who self-identify are not disruptive and have been in therapy or are under medical treatment.

Classroom Strategies

  • Extended exam time.
  • Note takers, text-to-speech programs, recorders.
  • Modification in seating arrangements (near door for frequent breaks).
  • Time management and study skills assistance
  • Provide writing assignments as one alternative to oral presentations
Read more about Psychological Disabilities

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