Santa Barbara City College's Programs & Services for Students with Disabilities (DSPS)
DSPS promotes equal access to learning for all students, specializing in those with disabilities. We are also committed to supporting faculty and staff in working with students with disabilities. This section is focused upon, but not limited to, students with learning disabilities.
Mary Lawson is the fulltime Learning Disabilities Specialist, and she can be reached by calling 805 965-0581, ext. 2374. Gerry Lewin is the other fulltime Learning Disabilities Specialist who maintains this webpage. She can be reached by the weblinks on this page or by sending email to email@example.com, or a verbal message may be left at ext. 2343. Valerie Riddle and Susan Hamilton are the 50% L.D. Specialists who assess students for learning disabilities. For general information about DSPS, please call ext. 2364 to be connected with the appropriate person to answer your inquiry.
The classes offered by DSPS include DSPS 44: Self-Advocacy (Wendt), DSPS 55: Assistive Technology (Vasquez), DSPS 66: Math Strategies (Lawson), and DSPS 77: Writing & Reading Strategies (Lewin). These classes require enrollment in SBCC courses.
General information is included under "Information on Learning Disabilities", while the first menu section deals with reading and writing strategies and self-advocacy.
Classes & Strategies:
1. DSPS 77: Writing & Reading Strategies Class
2. Do you want to see samples of students' writing? Visions, DSPS Publication
3.What can you do to get started writing? Writing Strategies
4. What is this sea of symbols all about? Reading Strategies
5. Want to practice with some Ps? Poetry, Passages (Quotes), Plays and Pictures for Perusal
6. What are some of the sources of the DSPS 77 course packet?
7. What questions would a self-advocate be able to answer?
8. How to meet challenges in the classroom, job or at home?
Information on Learning Disabilities:
9. How does the CA Community College system define a learning disability?
10. Are you interested in some of the research on learning disabilities?
11. What are a few ideas, models and methods for teaching students with learning disabilities? (network page with some general teaching ideas as well as information on teaching students with l.d.s)
12. Classroom Accommodations for the Student with a Learning Disability
13. What guidelines exist for screening the student with a learning disability?
14. What is the range of possible DSPS services for a student with a learning disability?
15. Attention Deficit Disorder Information
General Teaching and Learning Ideas:
16. Fall 2000 Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Organizational Planning and Study Tools for Students:
17. Study Pyramid
18. Time Management Overview
19. Time Traveler's Guide (to be used with course syllabus)
20. Project Planning Guide (to be used with assignments taking over 7 days)
21. Course Planning Guide
22. Long Term Planning Form
23. Cornell Notetaking Form (by Walter Pauk of Cornell University)
24. Goals: Sun Diagram and Destination X
25. Tips for Students by Students
26. Study Skills and Learning Strategies Bibliography (Student Success Project)
27. Suggestions for Overcoming Student Reticence
28. Gerry Lewin's Background
29. Famous People with Disabilities (in process list)
30. Jack Horner, Paleontologist, with Steven Spielberg
Q: What would you like to see on this website? Thanks to all the individuals who have contributed excellent suggestions and resources.
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