SUPERVISING DISABLED STUDENTS
 
 
DO
  • make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of a disabled student.
  • ask the disabled person the best way to accommodate his/her limitations.
  • expect good work habits from disabled students.
  • expect the same quality of work from disabled students as others.
  • expect the disabled student to have the same production standards as others.
  • give honest feedback to the disabled student.
  • respect your disabled student as a person.
  • include your disabled student in all activities, i.e., group projects, outings.
  • expect your disabled student to have the same ambitions as others.
DONíT
  • be afraid of disabled students.  They wonít break and you canít catch disabilities.
  • feel like the disabled person is more fragile than others.  Constructive criticism produces growth.
  • assume the disabled student canít perform a certain task.  Ask the student how.  Help him/her figure it out.
  • excuse poor work habits because a student is disabled.
  • feel sorry for the disabled personís disabilities.  Get to know him/her and discover abilities.
  • treat your disabled student like a child.
  • talk down to disabled student
 

Taken from the Department of Rehabilitation Services PROJECT AIM, 1986.