Accommodating nursing students with disabilities

18-Oct-2019 07:53

If an individual uses a seeing-eye dog in order to get around, never pet, feed, or otherwise interact with the animal without the owner's consent.

When they speak, refrain from correcting their language or grammar and avoid "interpreting" them for others.Let's begin with a few general guidelines for engaging and interacting with people with disabilities in a courteous, thoughtful manner.When introduced to someone with a disability, a non-disabled individual may react to this person's appearance or affected speech.For many people who were born deaf, American Sign Language (ASL) is the first language they learn, followed by English; consequently, they may struggle speaking or writing in English.

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing practice lip-reading during conversations with others who are not fluent in ASL.Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities estimates that roughly 49 million Americans (or one in five) are living with a disability, and according to data from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), around 11% of college students identify as disabled.