Office of Student Accommodations - Lake Land College
Lake Land College - Disability Services

Student Accommodations

Tips for Advising Students with Disabilities
When advising students for registration you may or may not be aware that the student has a disability. The following tips could benefit any student that you are advising, but may be particularly beneficial to a student who has a disability.
  • Ask the student what type of schedule or class causes them the most difficulty.
  • Encourage students to describe their perceived strengths and weaknesses.
  • Avoid back-to-back classes or long classes (such as evening courses) for students who need time to process information or who have difficulty maintaining attention.
  • Schedule a variety of required and elective courses each semester.
  • Steer students toward classes that might have lower enrollment so that students can have more individual attention from instructors.
  • If a student discloses a disability, refer the student to the Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations to obtain information regarding academic support services.
For additional information please contact the Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations at 217/234-5259 or email Jordan Hicks at

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5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
(217) 234-LAKE

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