Reasonable Adjustments: Health Conditions
Reasonable adjustments are an important strategy to support students with disability while studying or training. Adjustments are negotiated to meet the needs of the individual student; this is predominantly done through a Disability Practitioner within the institution the student attends. They can include a wide range of adjustments outlined below.
Students who have health conditions that impact upon their ability to study may benefit from a range of inclusive teaching and assessment strategies. Some adjustments that are frequently used for students who have health conditions include:
- recording of lectures
- provision of a note-taker
- extensions to deadlines
- provision of reading lists at the before the start of the course
- provision of a peer mentor
- provision of one-to-one sessions with a tutor or learning support worker
- advance notice of topics to be covered and assignments to be completed
- negotiation regarding attendance requirements
- negotiation of how assessment materials are presented for marking
- additional time for exams
- negotiation of take home/alternative exams if appropriate
- suspension of assessment and negotiation of enrolment status where possible when the health condition enters and active phase.