Students With Psychological Disabilities
1. Make sure your documentation is recent, includes a diagnosis, and explains the functional limitations of your disability.
2. Make an appointment with the DSS Counselor to review your documentation and discuss appropriate accommodations.
3. Attend the DSS orientation, which is held prior to the start of classes.
4. Schedule your classes so that you have time to move through the day at the pace that fits your personal needs. Avoid rushing. Remember to set aside time for socialization, refreshments and errands.
5. When your schedule is firm, make an appointment with your DSS Counselor to arrange for accommodations. Remember to bring all class information with you, i.e. number, section and the professor's names.
6. Consult with your Counselor regularly about issues that may affect your academic performance.
7. Use the student lounge as a place where you can refocus and relax in familiar surroundings.
8. Consider becoming involved with the activities at DSS by joining the student club (STAC), joining a support group or attending workshops.
9. Keep a daily planner that includes all of your appointments, assignments and exams.