Classroom Assistance

What do I do when I receive an accommodation request?

 First, read the accommodation request carefully. It is a formal notice signifying that the student has furnished the college with appropriate documentation of a disability which he or she feels will impact the teaching or learning situation.

Second, discuss the request with the student in private. The form lists accommodations for which the student has provided proof and the types of adaptations which have been recommended by the ACCESS Office.

Third, all students must be able to meet the essential competencies for your course; if the student cannot meet the competencies due to a disability, then he/she must be given an opportunity to meet them with reasonable accommodations.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 972/881-5898 if you have any questions in reference to accommodations for students with disabilities.


Suggested best practices for students with:

Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism/Asperger’s)

Hearing Impairments

Learning Disabilities

Medical / Mobility Impairments

Psychiatric / Mental Health Disorders

Visual Impairments

Please note: Not all of the above strategies are applicable to each student with the particular listed disability. Instructors should work with students on an individual basis.


Other Helpful resources:

Preparing for a CART Writer

Preparing for a Sign Language Interpreter