How Our Support Services Work
Our support services are based on four areas of focus:
Executive Functioning Skills. With executive functioning skills, students learn processes and strategies to become independent learners. These skills include:
- The ability to locate, initiate, and organize coursework
- Knowing how much and when coursework needs to be completed
- The ability to plan and prioritize
- The ability to shift from task to task
- Flexibility of thought
- Critical thinking skills
- Self-monitoring and metacognitive skills
Digital Literacy Skills. Digital literacy skills are built when students use digital tools to access learning and communicate their knowledge. These skills developed when using:
- Productivity software
- Email and calendars
- Grammar and spell checkers
- Presentation and word processing tools
- Time management systems
- Learning management systems
- Online course access
- Online learning materials and assessments
Self-Advocacy Skills. Students who self-advocate have the knowledge and skills to speak up for their needs in academic, workplace, and community environments. Self-advocacy involves:
- A clear and truthful understanding of their strengths and limitations
- Using opportunities to problem-solve self-accommodations
- Practicing appropriate disclosure of a disability or difference to others
- The ability to describe both the impact and benefit of the disability/difference and request and manage reasonable accommodations
Assistive Technology Skills. Students use assistive technology to reduce cognitive load and maximize their learning. These technologies include:
- Alternate format textbooks
- Audio recorders
- Note-taking apps
- Screen readers
Our university student services are designed to provide individualized supports for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
Events and open houses help the IHECP raise awareness about our student support services available on the downtown Denver Auraria Campus. Join us at one of our on-campus open houses or student activities.
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Your support makes the IHECP possible for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Whether you volunteer on campus, become a paid student mentor, or donate to support our students, you will be surprised at what a huge difference you can make.