Traumatic Brain Injury

To obtain disability services and accommodations, students must register with DRS by providing current and appropriate medical or professional documentation and by meeting with an DRS coordinator for an intake appointment. Based on the individual student's documentation, the coordinator will assess the student's functional limitations and academic needs, and from those, will determine the necessary services and accommodations for which the student is eligible. After registering for classes each semester, students are responsible for scheduling an appointment with their coordinator to arrange reasonable accommodations and services for that semester.

In addition to the general services available to all students registered with DRS, the following services may be available to students who have residual symptoms from traumatic brain injury:

  • Special advising and strategic scheduling of classes
  • Preferential classroom seating
  • Permission to audio record lectures
  • Notetaker service
  • Books on CD/DVD or E-text
  • Tutor referral
  • Assistance with study strategies, organization, and time management
  • Weekly meetings with professional staff to monitor progress
  • Access to Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
  • Access to large screen monitors and screen enlargement
  • Loaner equipment
    • CD/DVD Players for use with Learning Ally Audio books
    • Audio recorders
  • Test accommodations
    • Extended time
    • Low stimulus environment
    • Computer
    • Spell checker
    • Calculator
    • Screen reader
    • Scribe or voice recognition software
    • Alternative to scantron answer sheet