Services for Students with Disabilities
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Professor Marcia Kalkut
Professor Kalkut serves as a liaison between disabled students and the faculty and between Westchester Community College and community agencies. She provides support for students with learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing, visual and other health impairments. Services include supportive and vocational counseling, referral both to other services on campus and to agencies in the community, help with self-advocacy techniques, consultation with faculty, and post-Westchester Community College planning. Assistance in obtaining physical accommodations is also provided. If a sign language interpreter is needed please contact Professor Kalkut.
Professor Sharon Massey
Professor Massey serves students with documented learning disabilities in need of support. She works with students to determine specific needs and helps students cope with issues related to their disability. Every effort is made to help students maximize their potential through supportive counseling, needs assessment and development of learning strategies, coping, organizing and advocacy skills. Professor Massey also works with the faculty and staff to promote an understanding of the unique abilities, needs and challenges of students with learning disabilities. If you need a referral for learning disability testing, please e-mail Professor Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Barbara Begnal
Professor Barbara Scovotti assists the faculty in providing federally mandated accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities in need of accommodations should see Barbara for modifications in testing, adaptive technology and referral to appropriate tutorials on campus. It is recommended that students in need of testing accommodations contact this office EARLY, within the first two weeks of each semester. After completing the Request for Testing Accommodations form, students will get letters to give to their professors which explain the need for extended time on tests. This is also an excellent opportunity for students to connect with their professors and advocate for themselves. Accommodations are provided on an as needed basis. Testing accommodations provided by the professor within the class structure are the most desirable and least disruptive. If the professor is unable to provide accommodations due to scheduling difficulties, or if the student requires a distraction free environment, arrangements can be made with this office.
Students must register in our offices each semester for letters to their professors stating their accommodations.