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Other Accommodations Defined

Word Bank

A Word Bank can be an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper on which students or instructors write words to help trigger the answer to an exam question. A Word Bank should not contain a synopsis of course material, but rather, it should include specific words. A Word Bank should include more words than what is needed on the examination. These cues or triggers enable the student to prompt recall of information previously learned, thus allowing them to answer the question. Without an actual understanding of the material through previous study, a word bank will not be much use to the student.

Recommended Use of a Word Bank

Some students have documentation of a medical condition or learning disability that results in a significant memory deficit. These student generally have great difficulty retrieving information from memory even though they have carefully studied and understood the material. A Word Bank is intended to provide students with such memory deficits with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of course material. A Word Bank will not be suggested for a student unless we have disability-related documentation that strongly supports the need.
Memory aids, including Word Banks or Formula sheets, must be approved by the instructor before use.
The student or the instructor can create the Word Bank (letter sized 8.5" x 11" page). If the student creates the page then they will connect with the instructor to have it approved. This should be completed by the agreed upon date, the suggested time is seven (7) days prior to exam.
The Word Bank should be submitted as an attachment to the examination for the Testing Center.
After the student completes the exam, the Testing Center staff will return the examination and the Word Bank to the instructor.

Formula Sheet

A formula sheet is intended to prompt a response to a question that the student has studied buy may have difficulty recalling due to sequencing deficits.
  • It is not intended to provide the student with the answer
  • It should not contain a synopsis of course material, but rather formulas that would enable the student to solve the problem.

If the student does not know the course material, the formula sheet will not be beneficial.
Many formulas can be provided on the formula sheet and it is not just limited to the formulas that are on the examination.

Who has a formula sheet accommodation:
Student with documented disabilities characterized by significant deficits in rote memory, sequencing memory for formulae, working memory and/or long-term memory.
If an instructor approves a formula sheet for an exam, the instructor must attach it with the exam or send it to the Testing Center.
The formula sheet will be returned with the completed test or exam.

Physical Access

SDS will arrange for adapted furniture to be in the classroom, as needed, for students who require this accommodation. The instructor will communicate with the student to insure that the classroom set up does not interfere with access.

Accommodations and Student Behavior

Because accommodations are a legal right and not a privilege, they are not contingent on behavior, and cannot be withheld. Instructors address violations of the Student Code of Conduct by students with disabilities as they would address similar violations for other students.

Service Animals

Students with a variety of disabilities, to include blindness, seizure disorder, psychological disability, and autism spectrum disorder, may have a service dog. Please be aware that service dogs must be allowed in the classroom, and the ADA allows faculty and staff to ask only two questions:

  • Is the dog required because of a disability?
  • What task has the dog been trained to perform?

Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.

All service dogs in training must register with the SDS office.

Because this is a working animal, do not feed or pet the service dog. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Disability Services.

For more information regarding service and emotional support animals please review our Student Disability Services guidelines or contact Student Disability Services.

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