The Different Disabilities:
What are mental or psychological (disorders)
Students with emotional,
psychological, or mental impairments (individuals have different preferences for
the term used) vary in the degree of their impairment. They also vary from
student to student whether or not they may need accommodations and whether their
disability tends to be static or acute. Most of the time psychological
disabilities are not obvious, and students function with little or no need for
accommodations. However, if behavior becomes an issue, faculty needs to
privately discuss what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior with the
student and define limits. The presence of a disability is never an excuse
for disruptive behavior, even if the behavior is caused by the disability.
Students with psychological disabilities, like their peers without disabilities,
must follow the Student Code of Conduct.
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