Services for Students with Disabilities

The mission statement of Schreiner University affirms the college’s long-standing commitment to serve a diverse community. Included in this commitment are ongoing efforts to make the learning resources of the university accessible to students with disabilities.

All instructional buildings are handicapped accessible with ramps, automatic doors, elevators and accessible restrooms. In cases where a building is not accessible (original/historic campus buildings) arrangements will be made to help the student into the building or to meet individually in another location.

RESIDENCE HALLS: A limited number of handicapped accessible rooms are available, which may include walk-in showers, lowered cabinetry, and wheelchair accessible entrances. For more information about residence hall accommodations for students with disabilities, contact:

Lori Smith
Associate Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs
(830) 792-7452
ltsmith@schreiner.edu


ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS/AUXILIARY AIDS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Contact Person:
Dr. Jude Gallik
Section 504 Coordinator/Director of Learning Support Services
phone:  830.792.7258
email:  JGallik@schreiner.edu

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Schreiner University provides academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students with physical/medical, learning, and psychological disabilities. Students desiring academic adjustments/auxiliary aids should contact the Director, Learning Support Services/Section 504 Coordinator, Schreiner University, Kerrville, 78028. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Requests for academic adjustments/auxiliary aids must be submitted in writing using a form available from the Learning Support Services Offices located on the second floor of Dickey Hall. Current, written documentation of the disability from a qualified professional must be provided. Only those requests which are supported by documentation and which do not compromise academic requirements essential to the program of instruction will be approved.


Documentation requirements are:

LEARNING DISABILITIES: A psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation conducted by a licensed or certified psychologist, educational diagnostician or other appropriate professional which includes complete (including all subtest scores) results of widely accepted individually administered intelligence and achievement tests must be submitted. A clear statement indicating a diagnosis of `learning disabled’ must be included. Test results must support the diagnosis consistent with recognized discrepancy models or DSM-IV guidelines. An explanation of appropriate academic accommodations showing a clear relationship with the student’s particular disability should be included.

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS: An evaluation conducted by a physician or licensed psychologist which includes the questionnaires, interviews and observations used to identify the ADD or ADHD must be submitted. A summary should include information regarding the onset, longevity and severity of the symptoms, along with the functional limitations of the student and suggested academic accommodations.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITIES: Recent documentation prepared by a licensed mental health professional detailing the current Axis code diagnosis from the DSM-IV, the impact such condition will have on the student’s academic activities and suggested academic accommodations must be submitted. Information regarding the onset, longevity and severity of the symptoms and medication history and current medication should be included.

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: Current documentation of disabling medical and physical conditions and the resulting functional limitations prepared by an appropriate professional must be submitted. Recommended academic accommodations should be included. In the case of hearing impairments, an audiogram by a licensed audiologist showing evidence of a hearing loss must be submitted.

OTHER DISABLING CONDITIONS: Students who have disabling conditions that do not fall in one of the above categories will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Current documentation from a qualified professional providing a specific diagnosis and detailed support for the diagnosis must be provided. Information regarding functional limitations of the conditions and suggestions for academic accommodations should be included. Documentation will be reviewed by the Section 504 Coordinator, in consultation with appropriate professionals as necessary, to determine the appropriateness of the request relative to the documentation. The Section 504 Coordinator will also determine, in consultation with instructors and faculty as necessary, whether academic requirements essential to the program of instruction will be compromised by approving the request.


LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
The Learning Support Services Program at Schreiner University serves a limited number of students, who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, specific learning disability or attention deficits disorder, to help them succeed in the regular academic life of the university. Students selected for the program attend regular classes, are graded on the same standards and complete the same curriculum requirements as other degree seeking candidates. Students participating in the program are provided with extensive tutorial assistance, testing accommodations, copies of another student’s notes and recorded books. An additional fee is required for participation in the comprehensive support program.

Students admitted to the Learning Support Services Program must be highly motivated, have the intellectual potential for success in a rigorous academic program, and have the ability to meet the demands of college life. Applicants are considered individually and selected on the basis of their intellectual ability, motivation, academic preparation and potential for success in the program.

The following are required to complete the application process for the program:
1. A completed application with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee must be submitted to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. These forms may be obtained from the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

2. All freshmen and transfer candidates must submit an official high school transcript and transcripts of all academic work attempted at other colleges or universities attended.

3. ACT or SAT including writing sections scores—Results of the ACT or the SAT must be submitted. Scores from nonstandard administration are acceptable. ACT and SAT scores are also used for possible scholarships.

4. Wechsler Intelligence Scale or Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Battery — Complete results of the Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Battery or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV must be submitted, including scaled scores and age-scaled scores for all subtests, as well as index scores.

5. Individual Achievement Test—The results from an individually administered achievement battery, such as the Woodcock-Johnson or Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, taken within one year of application must be submitted. Individual test scores (not cluster scores) must be included for reading comprehension, reading decoding and math computation.

6. Diagnostic statement from a qualified professional, which include the diagnosis of a specific learning disability, dyslexia, or an Attention Deficit Disorder.

To preserve confidentiality, all required documentation can be sent directly to:
Dr. Jude Gallik, Director
Learning Support Services
CMB 6238, 2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Texas, 78028

Deadline:
All required documents must be received by April 1 preceding the Fall term.

For more information on the Learning Support Services Program, click here
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