Teaching Students with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Part-Time Faculty

by Elizabeth J. Carter Professor Judy Juanita knew right away she was teaching a student with a disability when he showed up in her introductory English class with a computer “as big as a piece of luggage.” Recalled Juanita: “[He] made a big deal of using and hooking it up. It couldn’t help but grab our attention since he did it every class, and sometimes during class, he’d ask me to stop so he could record [or] change discs [and] plug it up again.” Although the student’s accommodation disrupted the class, it also became, in Juanita’s words, a “comic diversion.” […]
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