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Information for Teaching and Professional Staff

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On the menu on the left-hand side you will find information on teaching and supporting students with various disabilities.
Each page is dedicated to a specific disability and does the following:

  • Introduces the condition/diagnosis/difficulty.
  • Explores how the condition/diagnosis/difficulty may influence a student’s academic performance and participation in college life.
  • Raises awareness of the challenges that can be experienced by students with disabilities.
  •  Suggests ways in which you, as a member of staff, can support students with disabilities. Bear in mind that these are general guidelines, and that every student is different- the difficulties and strategies identified are not exhaustive.

The information is also available to download in a Disability Awareness booklet by clicking this link.

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General strategies staff can use to support students with disabilities

Staff can:

  • Follow the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Guidelines.
  • Implement Reasonable Accommodations.
  • Encourage students to disclose if they have a disability so that the College can work with the student on exploring the impact of their disability on college experience.
  • Be mindful and open. All students bring a unique set of strengths and experiences to college and students with disabilities are no exception. While many learn in different ways, their differences do not imply inferior abilities. Reducing course requirements for students with disabilities is not required, rather it may be necessary to modify teaching and assessment practices to be more inclusive.

Last updated 7 June 2017 (Email).