An increasing number of students who have experienced brain injuries enter or return to college each year. Students with brain injuries may experience cognitive problems in such areas as memory, attention, and organization. Others may have disabilities such as psychological, hearing, visual, or mobility impairments. Only students who possess the abilities to succeed in an academic environment will enter or return to college.
Problems in the cognitive area usually pose the greatest challenge in the classroom. Due to the symptoms associated with their brain injuries, the Disability Resource Center provides academic and support services to these students.
Services students may be eligible for include:
- Auxiliary Aid Services
- Curriculum counseling regarding course selection and scheduling
- Regularly scheduled meetings to monitor academic progress and issues related to the disability
- Assistance in consulting with faculty to advocate for student needs
- Student support groups
- Priority registration
- Access to the Assistive Technology Lab
- Referral to campus and private tutorial services
- Referral as needed to other campus resources
- Referral as needed to community agencies and resources