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Information about Support Servicesat San Diego State University for people with Dyslexia

September 8, 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

Contact information for student support services or institutional specialists trained in the area of dyslexia? Student Disability Services, 619-594-6473, Mary Shojai, Director, web site:  http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/sds/index.html

 

1)      Number of students admitted to college or university every year? Available at Institutional Research web page for SDSU.

  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

2)      Number of students admitted to college or university with dyslexia   Since students do not identify with a disability in the application process, this information is not available.  There are typically around 200 students with learning disabilities registered with Student DEisability Services in a given semester.  We do not distinguish between students with dyslexia and other types of specific 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

3)      List the top five programs for all students at college or university? Available at Institutional Research web page for SDSU.

  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

4)      List the top five programs for all students with dyslexia?   We do not keep these records by disability type, but the most prevalent undergraduate major among students with disabilities is psychology.

  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

5)      List your overall retention rate for all students?

6)      List your overall retention rate for students with dyslexia?   See the California State University web site:   http://www.calstate.edu/sas/Disabled_Rates_Final.pdf   Again, the data is not separated by disability types.

  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

7)      Percentage of students that graduate within five years? See # 7.

  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

8)      Percentage of students with dyslexia that graduate within five years?   See # 7.

  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

9)      Number of trained or certified staff assisting with learning disabilities?

  1. academic year 2007 2008   3 full-time
  2. academic year 2006 2000   ???
  3. Academic year — 2008 — 2009   2 full-time
  4. academic year 2009 — 2010        1 full-time
  5. academic year 2010 — 2011        1 full-time

10)  Please list the methods of remediation?   Student Support Services grant program provides enhanced services for students with disabilities in need of writing development.  There is a writing center housed within our assistive technology computer center.

11)  Please list technology resources?   A separate computer lab with assistive software/hardware.  Includes Jaws, ZoomText, Kurzweil 3000 and 1000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Braille embosser, scanner, ergonomic keyboards.

12)  Statement about your institution and the philosophy’s that you follow, to ensure support services for students with disabilities?   Our mission is to provide equal access through accommodations, advocacy and technology.

13)  Date and time lines for admissions and other criteria documentation needed for assistance I.E. (IEP, psychology reports etc). ? See web site:   http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/sds/index.html   under the section for students.

14)  Any links, photographs and information that you would wish for me to share with followers? See above responses.

 
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