Determining Accommodations for Lab and Clinical Component of Allied Health Programs.

Author: Stefanie Silvers

I have been working in the disability field for twenty years, and half of that time only in allied health/medical. I have a Master’s degree in Education in Counselling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Education Specialist degree in Special Education from The George Washington University. In the last five years, my student population with disabilities has tripled and the number of students with chronic health has doubled, I am thrilled to see this population grow, however the rigidity of health programs does not always meet the needs of the students I work with. I am always looking for an objective process that is interactive, consistent, and individual for each student. I have spent the last nine years trying to continue to find that balance and it is always evolving.