Disabilities and Methodologies

Every student is unique; each has a particular blend of educational strengths as well as challenges. As with the rest of the GCC student population, students with disabilities can be found along the entire spectrum of cognitive abilities and academic potential.

Of course they don't all fit neatly into the categories listed here; comorbidity of more than one disability is not uncommon. Please use this information as a starting point in building or advancing your understanding of the nature of the various disabilities.

We have included methodologies for your consideration in working with students with disabilities in your classrooms. Many of the ideas are just plain good pedagogy, and would be beneficial to all your students in increasing access to course content.

Our lists are not exhaustive. We welcome contributions from our faculty of techniques that have worked favorably in your classrooms.