Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

Speech and Language Impairment

Some community college students present specific articulation and expressive or receptive language disorders. This is not to be confused with the issues of English as a second language (ESL) unless it is determined that the disorder does not exist in the primary language. The DSPS Office can assist with the facilitation of communication through technology, assessment and support for faculty.

Accommodations which you may be supporting for students with speech and language disorders include: extended time during exams, note-taking assistance, allowing students to speak for themselves, use of tape recorder, and/or the use of an interpreter. The instructor may want to make arrangements with the student regarding in-class discussions.

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