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Outside-the-Box Accommodations in College, Part 2.

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Abstract: This video is the second in a two-part series. The host interviews a professional in the field who has experience working with colleges, families, and people with psychiatric or mental health conditions to assist them with transition to adulthood. She provides a definition for college academic accommodations and cites examples of what they might be. Accommodations can include things like changes in how the instructor teaches, how a student demonstrates they learned the materials, changes to the learning environment, assigned seating, extended time, and broken time. She also emphasizes how important it is for individuals to be able to talk about their disability, their strengths, and to efficiently advocate for themselves, considering no one else can advocate for them. Part one can be found under accession number O20808. Run time: 7 minutes 03 seconds.

NARIC Accession Number: O20811.  What's this? 

Author(s): Payano, Gustavo DiGalbo, Laura.
Project Number: 90RT5031 (formerly H133B140040).
Publisher(s): The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, SPARC/Department of Psychiatry, UMMS 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655; 508/856-8718.
Publication Year: 2017.
Descriptor Terms: ACCOMMODATION, ADVOCACY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, EMPOWERMENT, MENTAL HEALTH, MENTORING, PEER COUNSELING, POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, SELF HELP, YOUTH.