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Information about Support Services University of California, Davis for people with Dyslexia

September 19, 2011 in Information About Support Services for people with Dyslexia


As part of the ongoing discussion inside of Dyslexic in America, we have dedicated a special section to colleges and  university with Strong support Services for people with dyslexia and other disabilities. I have sent out a request for information from each of the institutions we have begun two explore; I will be posting the responses from each individual institution as they come in.

 

Questions

  1. Contact information for student support services or institutional specialists trained in the area of dyslexia?

 

Christine O’Dell

Learning Disability Specialist

Student Disability Center

University of California, Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

530.752.3184

caodell@ucdavis.edu

 

  1. Number of students admitted to college or university every year?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Information responsive to this portion of the request can be found at:  http://www.ucop.edu/news/studstaff.html.

 

  1. Number of students admitted to college or university with dyslexia
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 – 2011

 

Since students are not asked to report disabilities when applying, this information is not available. Attached are charts providing some information regarding services provided by UC Davis to students with disabilities. These charts do not provide information specific about dyslexia but may provide useful information.

 

  1. List the top five programs for all students at college or university?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Information responsive to this portion of the request can be found both here: http://facts.ucdavis.edu/largest_undergraduate_majors_by_degrees_conferred.lassoand in the statistical summaries found here: http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/uwnews/stat/

 

  1. List the top five programs for all students with dyslexia?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Since students are not asked to report disabilities when applying, this information is not available.

 

  1. List your overall retention rate for all students?

 

Information responsive to this portion of the request can be found here: http://facts.ucdavis.edu/graduation_rates_incoming_freshmen.lasso

 

  1. List your overall retention rate for students with dyslexia?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Since students are not asked to report disabilities when applying, this information is not available.

 

  1. Percentage of students that graduate within five years?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Information responsive to this portion of the request can be found here: http://facts.ucdavis.edu/graduation_rates_incoming_freshmen.lasso

 

  1. Percentage of students with dyslexia that graduate within five years?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 — 2011

 

Since students are not asked to report disabilities when applying, this information is not available. 

 

  1. Number of trained or certified staff assisting with learning disabilities?
    1. academic year 2007 2008
    2. academic year 2006 2000
    3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009
    4. academic year 2009 — 2010
    5. academic year 2010 – 2011

 

One

 

  1. Please list the methods of remediation?

 

Depending on the student’s functional limitations, remediation methods may include but are not limited to management counseling, assistance with compensatory strategies, extra time on exams, authorization to record lectures, use of SmartPen (on loan), separate room for reduced distractions, E-Texts, note takers, and use of a computer or other electronic device. More information regarding services that are available can be found at: http://sdc.ucdavis.edu/services.html.

 

  1. Please list technology resources?

 

UC Davis provides the following technology resources for students with disabilities:

SOFTWARE

We have a campus site license for ClaroRead, a toolbar that acts as a multi-sensory learning tool for PC and Apple operating systems.

From the ClaroRead flier:

“ClaroRead is the complete support package for those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, or anyone who struggles with reading and writing.

 

ClaroRead accurately identifies errors, building confidence. ScreenRuler takes the stress out of reading. The combined ruler and color overlay horizontal bar focuses the eye, while tracking words as they progress on-screen. Text is spoken out loud, increasing independence.”

 

  • ClaroRead can be found on any computer lab at UC Davis.
  • ClaroRead training can be found at the YouTube ClaroRead page which has tutorials for Mac and PC usage.

HARDWARE

We also have a Center for Accessible Technologies (CAT lab) housed in Shields library. The CAT lab has 4 Mac mini’s, with 30” monitors, dual booting Windows XP and Mac OSX. We also have a selection of accessible hardware devices for individuals to try out on the computers upon request.

 

We have a list of available hardware and software available at the CAT hardware/software page.

TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks can be converted into multiple formats upon approval from a Disability Specialist. Multiple formats can be created at the student’s request.

 

  1. Statement about your institution and the philosophy’s that you follow, to ensure support services for students with disabilities?

 

The University of California, Davis is committed to ensuring equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities. An integral part of that commitment is the coordination of specialized academic support services through the Student Disability Center (SDC).

The philosophy of the SDC is to promote independence and integrated participation in campus life for students with disabilities. The SDC is staffed by professional Disability Specialists who specialize in different areas of disability: learning, vision, hearing, medical, psychological, and mobility. These professionals each work with an assigned caseload of students, determining their eligibility for academic accommodations and ensuring the provision of accommodations necessary to allow the students to participate meaningfully in educational opportunities on campus.

The SDC staff are available to answer questions that prospective students may have about services for students with disabilities on campus. The SDC staff also provide information to facultyon working with students with disabilities.

  1. Date and time lines for admissions and other criteria documentation needed for assistance I.E. (IEP, psychology reports etc). ?

 

Admissions deadlines and timelines are available here: http://sdc.ucdavis.edu/current.html and here: http://sdc.ucdavis.edu/fliers/LD_flier.html.

 

  1. Any links, photographs and information that you would wish for me to share with followers?

 

Information regarding the general University philosophy and community can be found here: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/poc/. Information regarding accessibility services at UC Davis can be found here: http://accessibility.ucdavis.edu/.

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