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  • Services to Students with Disabilites
    Office of the Chancellor for all campuses in the CSU system For the full text of the CSU Guidelines for the Assessment and Verification of Students with Learning Disabilities see http www calstate edu AcadAff codedmemos AA 2009 27 pdf Appendix A Students are not eligible for services and accommodations until the diagnosis is completed and the eligibility requirements are met If the student does not meet the requirements a referral is made to other campus programs as appropriate TYPES OF LEARNING DISABILITIES Abstract Reasoning Even though the student may have average to superior intelligence the processes of non language based analysis and conceptualization may be impaired which affect the following areas particularly as related to mathematics or science Analysis of differences and similarities Drawing inferences and conclusions Transference and generalization Retention of facts formulae problem solving steps Auditory Perceptual Processing Even with normal hearing the student demonstrates deficits in auditory discrimination sequencing and memory which affect the following skills Listening and writing simultaneously Memory of orally presented information Oral pronunciation Reading phonetics and word attack Spelling Language Comprehension Oral and Written Even though the student may be a native speaker deficits occur in the ability to comprehend and retain linguistic concepts which affect the following areas Grammar and syntax Organization of thoughts ideas into logical format Short and Long Term Retrieval Deficits in associative or rote memory may occur in the following areas Auditory memory Visual memory Both auditory and visual memory Visual Perceptual Processing Even with normal or corrected vision with prescription lenses the student demonstrates deficits in visual discrimination sequencing and memory which affect these areas Mathematical concepts visual spacial information Reading comprehension and vocabulary Speed of processing written or graphic material Spelling Visual Spatial and Motor Coordination The visual spatial motor systems can be impaired which causes difficulties in the following areas Directionality left right north south east west Fine motor control handwriting typing copying drawing Gross motor control sports dance movement Spatial awareness judging distance and depth Visual tracking scanning focusing Speed of reading and writing Vocabulary RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS WITH LD While students have rights to reasonable accommodations and confidentiality they also must act responsibly in consulting with staff and faculty Students need to understand their disability and appropriate accommodations and services The student with LD should have a clear understanding of their learning disability and its effects on learning style and need The students should know that among the post secondary systems the level and type of support services vary In the CSU system the supported services are limited to advising reader note taking service and aids such as adapted equipment alternate formats etc Tutoring and special classes are NOT funded in the CSU system Students need to make timely arrangements for support services and accommodations The student with LD is responsible for making arrangements for accommodations and support services with the LD Specialist and the instructor in a timely manner Use of reader tutor or notetaker requires certain office procedures that the

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  • Services & Accommodations
    Office Campus Housing Accommodations SSWD Application etext Services Accommodations Academic accommodations and services are determined based on individual documented needs of each student with the intention of promoting maximum student independence on campus and are based on individual documented needs Services may include but are not limited to the following Arrangements for specialized educational materials Assistance regarding the admissions process Academic advising course selection assistance referrals Adaptive Equipment Architectural barrier identification and removal Campus new student supplementary transition assistance Campus wide tutoring information referral Career development and guidance referrals Consultation with faculty for students with special academic needs Counseling academic personal vocational Curriculum modification Disability management advising counseling Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA referrals Financial economic literacy information referrals Financial aid advising scholarship information referrals General information and referral for community services Graduate and professional program assistance and information referrals High Tech Center adaptive computer training Housing assistance and information Informational referral Legislative updates Library assistance Notetaker services Registration assistance including limited priority registration Assistance in meeting quantitative reasoning and foreign language requirements English writing instruction Testing accommodation facilitations including adapting test proctoring extended time computer testing etc Limited academic and study skills tutoring services Hearing and Speech

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  • Test Accommodations
    time slot for each exam in the Testing Center Whenever possible reserve a time slot that coincides with the regular class time for the exam Register on line www csus edu testing for all exams taken in the small group room Schedule exams which require additional approved accommodations or adaptive technology with the receptionist in the Testing Center Schedule your exams in advance within the appropriate time frame to ensure accommodations will be in place see below Regular class exams At least 1 week prior to the regular class exam time Final exams As soon as possible in the semester and at least 3 weeks prior to exam date Allow extra time before and after each exam to accommodate any possible delays or problems The Testing Center is not the only testing site The professor can make other arrangements in the academic department or school if he she can provide the approved accommodations at another appropriate site on campus USING A COMPUTER FOR TESTS Usage of a computer is based on specific functional limitations related to your disability If you are requesting a computer for class tests or WPJ you need to meet with your counselor for approval and sign the policy for computer testing accommodations See the Computer Testing Accommodation policy for additional details at www csus edu SSWD services policies computer testing html All class tests need to be scheduled in the Testing Center Do not schedule your tests in the High Tech Center PICK UP INSTRUCTOR FORMS Pick up instructor Testing Accommodation Instruction forms green sheets from the Testing Center or print them from the Testing Center s website and give the forms to your instructors at least 10 days prior to each exam The instructors must complete this form and return it to the Testing Center with EACH exam CONFIRM ACCOMMODATIONS Confirm with the professor and the Testing Center staff that approved accommodations are in place prior to the exam Work with the Testing Center staff and your SSWD counselor to resolve any problems WPJ WPG During the WPJ WPG registration period you will need to sign up for the WPJ WPG on the Testing Center s website www csus edu testing When you register online for the WPJ WPG check accommodations To assure accommodations request a WPJ WPG test accommodation letter from your SSWD counselor during the first week of the WPJ WPG registration period If you have any questions please contact the Testing Center at 916 278 6296 ELM EPT If you are an incoming freshmen new student who is required to take the ELM or EPT contact SSWD for information on submitting documentation and establishing eligibility for testing accommodations Since accommodations must be arranged by the registration deadline submit documentation as soon as possible but no later than 3 weeks prior to the registration deadline in order to allow SSWD time to review documentation and prepare an accommodation letter by the deadline Please contact SSWD if you experience difficulty with submission of documentation

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/sswd/Support%20Services%20For%20Students/TestAccommodation.html (2016-02-12)
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  • TRIO Student Support Services
    Support Services Program Services to Students with Disabilities at California State University Sacramento has been awarded funding since 1976 under the TRIO Student Support Services Program SSSP for Students with Disabilities from the U S Department of Education SSWD was awarded its latest five year TRIO SSS grant for students with disabilities for 2015 2020 in 2015 SSSP is an integral part and a critical program component of SSWD for the retention and graduation of undergraduate students with disabilities including students with disabilities from low income backgrounds SSSP provides critical academic support services and instruction to program participants in the following areas Provision of supplemental instruction and tutoring in English writing math and basic academic skills to enable students to successfully complete postsecondary courses Coordination of the provision of academic tutors readers notetakers proctors adaptive computers and equipment non cognitive skills development computer skills training course and test arrangements priority registration and specialized instructional materials to support retention and graduation Provision of individualized counseling coaching orientation advising and course selection assistance financial aid advising and assistance financial literacy education assistance with graduate school admission on campus and off campus referrals advocacy faculty and staff training and disability awareness activities to foster a supportive institutional climate for participants Currently enrolled students with disabilities certified by the SSWD office who meet the TRIO SSS eligibility requirements and have a need for academic support services in order to successfully enhance their retention and graduation should meet with a SSWD counselor to go through an in depth needs assessment to develop an individual educational plan To be eligible for the TRIO SSS Program for Students with Disabilities a student must Be a U S citizen or Permanent Resident or meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance Have a documented disability professional verification

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  • Accessible Restrooms
    Disabilities SSWD Home About Us SSWD Application Process Forms Support Services for Students Accessible Parking Alternative Media Production SSWD Policies Deaf Hard Hearing High Tech Center LD Eligibility Guidelines LD Handbook Services and Accomodations Test Accommodations TRIO Student Support Services Accessible Restrooms Support Service Providers SSWD Policies and Procedures SSWD Jobs Reporting Concerns Faculty and Staff Resources Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Workforce Recruitment Program WRP Disaster Emergency Plan Resources and Links Academic Affairs Accessibility Technology Initiative Giving To Students With Disabilities Learning Disability Assessments SASEEP Sites of Interest for Students Testing Center Vice President for Student Affairs Office Campus Housing Accommodations SSWD Application etext Accessible Restrooms with Automatic Doors Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in each building on campus Information on buildings and facilities on campus including accessible restrooms is available from Facilities Services This page contains additional information about restrooms with automatic doors at the entrance of the facilities Amador Hall Men s first floor Lassen Hall Men s and Women s first and second floors Riverfront Center Men s and Women s first floor between Starbucks and the dining room in the elevator lobby Tahoe Hall Women s first floor University Union west entrance Men s and Women

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  • Support Service Providers
    8 30 am 5 pm open for lunch Extended office hours of 8 am 5 pm Dec 14 18 Office closed Nov 26 27 Dec 24 Jan 1 Contact SSWD if regular office hours present a hardship Support Services Providers Information on this page is for current employees who work as direct support services providers for students with disabilities Timesheets due dates claim forms and instructions are specific to each job classification You can print out the forms sign and submit them to the office by due dates You can also obtain the forms at SSWD office in Lassen Hall Room 1008 If you have any questions or need these forms in alternative formats please call SSWD at 916 278 6955 Voice or 916 278 7239 TDD or email sswd csus edu Administrative Forms Notetakers Lab Assistants Payroll Memo doc Claim Form doc Timesheet Link Notetaker Contract of Agreement doc Lab Assistant Contract of Agreement doc Online Notetaker Training NEW Readers Library Assistants student Payroll Memo doc Claim Form doc Timesheet Link Reader Contract of Agreement doc Readers Library Assistants Pool non student Payroll Memo doc Claim Form doc Timesheet Link Reader Contract of Agreement doc Math Tutors Payroll Memo doc Claim Form Individual doc Claim Form Group doc Timesheet Link Tutor Contract of Agreement doc English Tutors Payroll Memo doc Claim Form doc Claim Form Group doc Timesheet Link Tutor Contract of Agreement doc Academic Study Skills Tutors UEI Payroll Memo doc Claim Form Timesheet Link Tutor Contract of Agreement doc Training Videos for TimeOnline Resources Study Strategies Study Strategies Resources doc Organization Skills Questionnaire doc Critical Thinking Questions doc Tutoring a Student with a Learning Disability doc Study Skills Checklists docx What Can a Study Skills Tutor Do doc Troubleshooting Guides Notetaker Troubleshooting doc Reader Troubleshooting doc Tutor

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  • SSWD Jobs
    of these positions are student assistant positions for matriculated Sacramento State students in good academic standing who enroll in at least 6 units 4 units for graduate student Please refer to California State University Sacramento Student Employment Policy Once the completed job application is received you will only be contacted for an appointment if your skills and qualifications match the needs of those students we are currently serving in our program If you have any questions please call SSWD office at 916 278 6955 Voice or 916 278 7239 TDD SSWD OPEN POSITIONS Please continue to check back for updates to this page If you have questions please email pha lo csus edu These and other student positions can also be found on the Career Connections website Service Provider Job Descriptions and Minimum Qualifications Notetaker Notetakers are responsible for taking notes of lectures slides films group discussions and other activities in the classroom The notetaker may have to record or type the notes depending on the needs of the student Notetakers must have good listening skills and be able to comprehend a variety of subject matters in order to take accurate notes Highly legible handwriting is key Reader Readers are responsible for recording a variety of textbooks and other classroom materials onto tape in a timely and accurate manner Reader must be able to keep listener on track with location of text and must accurately label tapes Reader must have good reading skills which include proper intonation pronunciation and reading speed Lab Assistant Lab assistants are responsible for attending each weekly lab session with the student and describing visual aspects of the lab or completing any physical aspects of the lab the student needs assistance with Lab Assistants should preferably have passed the course they are assisting in with a

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  • Reporting Concerns
    Resources and Links Academic Affairs Accessibility Technology Initiative Giving To Students With Disabilities Learning Disability Assessments SASEEP Sites of Interest for Students Testing Center Vice President for Student Affairs Office SSWD Reporting Concerns Form We want to hear if you are having problems with SSWD procedures services course accommodations or testing accommodations SSWD welcomes any suggestions for improvement of services that will better assist students Please feel free to tell us about the problem or concern by completing the form below by visiting our office Lassen 1008 or by contacting us at 916 278 6955 Services to Students with Disabilities will respond to your concern as quickly as possible If your concern is related to building concerns e g broken doors elevators etc you may complete the Facilities Services Request Form Instructions Please provide the following information and press Continue before submitting the form Today s Date Automatic Date Stamp Name Affiliation Student Faculty Staff Parent Visitor E mail Phone Are you a human being leave blank if yes Description of Concern or Suggestion Note Press the Continue button below to continue The concern will not actually be submitted until you have reviewed the information and hit the Submit button on the second confirmation page How to report a concern After you report your concern to SSWD if a solution cannot be agreed upon you may request a meeting with the individual s supervisor or head of the SSWD department 1008 Lassen Hall 916 278 6955 If the problem still cannot be resolved contact the Student Issues Coordinator in the Office of the Provost at scc csus edu 916 278 5344 You may formally file an accommodations complaint through the Academic Program Access for Students with Disabilities Conflict Resolution process by contacting the Office of Human Resources Equal Opportunity Affirmative

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