the fall 2006 semester, the number of students with disabilities
at Montgomery College grew to more than 1,062 students
nearly 5 percent of our increasingly diverse student population.
With increasing diversity comes a need to respond to a
range of learning styles in the classroom to support student
success. Every day we are challenged to be creative in
the needs of all students. Good teaching practices - such
as using a multi-sensory approach in presentations, supplementing
class lectures with handouts, clearly organizing and presenting
course and class objectives, and being readily available
student conferences - optimize learning for all students.
For students with disabilities, they are essential.
student brings unique strengths and experiences to higher
education. While all students learn differently, the need
for diversity in teaching approaches should not be confused
with a studentís disability. The ways students with disabilities
learn and respond may require reasonable accommodations in
the ways materials are presented and testing and evaluation
methods are used.
accommodations ensures equal opportunities for success in
mastery of course material; it does not mean compromising
the content, quality or level of instruction. All students
are required to meet a standard of competency in coursework;
students with disabilities are no exception.
that the information offered in this guide will facilitate
communication between you and your students. We invite your
input and ideas as essential components of student success,
and we look forward to working with you and your students