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Advance Notice to Prepare for Participation

Advance notice for participation informs students of required participation in classroom group work and presentations in instances when spontaneous participation could be difficult.

Advance notification of extended class participation allows students who use augmentative communication devices to prepare and bring communication devices with them to class. Advance notice also allows students with verbal production difficulties or anxiety time to prepare and implement strategies. Knowing participation expectations at least one class period in advance allows these students to better prepare and fully participate in class activities.

Responsibilities


Student

Students have a responsibility to notify faculty at the beginning of the term if they require advance notice to prepare for participation, and to alert the services for students with disabilities office if there are any problems with receiving advance notice.

Faculty

It is the responsibility of faculty to give notice of participation to students in a manner that maintains confidentiality and allows the student adequate time to prepare.

Administration

The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for notifying faculty of the student’s need for advance notice to prepare for participation, providing faculty with information as needed, and assisting students in communicating with faculty.

Resources

Related Functional Characteristics

Production (Verbal) : Advance notice allows a student with verbal production problems to prepare for verbal class activities such as speeches.

Fluid Reasoning : Advance notice allows students with fluid reasoning deficits to prepare and process information that will allow them to do inductive and deductive reasoning for a novel problem or task.

Word Finding : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and use strategies (e.g. notecards, list of words) to minimize word finding difficulty.

Intelligibility : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and implement strategies that will improve their intelligibility (e.g. writing out what they will say or use an assistive communication device).

Articulation : Providing notice for participation allows students with articulation problems to prepare ahead of time for group activities or discussion.

Anxiety : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and implement strategies to reduce stress and anxiety related to answering questions or other class participation.

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