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Fall 2020 Student Testing Form

Please fill out the Student Testing Form Fall 2020 for all exams and quizzes to be taken in the SSC.

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Academic Accessibility Request Form

Please fill out the Spring 2021 COVID-19 Academic Accessibility Request Form for next semester.

Student Testing Protocol and Processes

The following testing protocols and procedures are for fall 2020

 

  • Students will complete the Student Testing Form to request testing times and alert the SSC of the time/date of their exam. 
  • Instead of handing faculty manila envelopes to place their exam in, students will notify faculty via email one week in advance of the exams. Please copy Access Services (AccessServices@smumn.edu) on the email. 
  • Once faculty receive notification from the student, they will submit the student’s exam via a Faculty Testing Form providing enough time for SSC staff to print and/or scan the exam for the students.
  • Access Services will print or prepare an electronic exam for the student.
  • Access Services will email student their testing time, box to pick up their exam, and which room they will be testing in.  
  • Students will ring the doorbell to enter the Student Success Center at the door closest to the elevator and the IT helpdesk.
  • Student workers will let the students in.
  • Students will place their bags in the cubby and hang their coats up.
  • Students will get their exam from the designated box on the wall and notify Taylor at her door.
  • Their exam will also list the room they will be testing in via a Sticky note
  • Student will disinfect when entering testing space.
  • Student will take the exam.
  • Upon completion of the exam, student will notify Taylor and place their exam in the drop box across from the box where they picked up their exam.
  • Student will disinfect space when they have completed their exam
Access Services Consent Form for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Please fill out the Access Services Consent Form for the 2020-21 Academic year.

Testing Agreement Form for 2020-21 Academic Year

Please fill out the Testing Agreement form for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Fall 2020 Academic Accommodations Request
Google Education: Tools for People with Disabilities During Distance Learning

Although the resource mentions these tools are for children, all individuals can utilize the Google Education Tools for Distance Learning. Please check it out here. 

Tools for Life-Apps

Check out this unique site that offers apps for people in a variety of different areas ranging from organization, mental health, vision, and more!

Saint Mary's University of MN Licenses Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

These applications are used to deter cheating during online examinations.

LockDown Browser prevents students from printing, copying, going to different URLs or accessing other applications during an online exam. It’s ideal for use in testing centers and proctored environments.

Respondus Monitor enhances LockDown Browser by using a student’s webcam to record the assessment session. This enables online exams to be taken in non-proctored environments and deters students from accessing other resources during an exam (such as a phone, a second computer, etc.). It also ensures the right student is taking the exam, and that the student isn’t getting help from others.

You may find the following resource helpful in getting started:

Overview video

Google Read & Write: Step by Step Tutorial

Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to utilize Google Read&Write

Using Google Read & Write with Respondus Lockdown Browser

Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to utilize Google Read&Write through Respondus Lockdown

Saint Mary's COVID-19 Dashboard

Saint Mary’s has developed the COVID-19 Dashboard to help our community quickly identify COVID-19 transmission levels on our campuses.

$1,500 Scholarship Geared Towards Students with Mental/Physical Disabilities
Zivadream, a non-profit education organization that guides students through the pivotal steps of their academic journey, would like to spread the word regarding their $1,500 scholarship. This scholarship will be a valuable asset for students seeking financial assistance. 

 

Our scholarship is differentiated from others in the fact that it is specifically for students with mental or physical disabilities only. Our aim is to level the financial playing field for this group of students so they can focus on academic success.  

Applications are due by November 30th, 2020. 

You can find more information about our scholarship here: https://www.zivadream.com/scholarship

Apple Boosts Assistance for Those with Disabilities

Apple now has a dedicated support team to offer help with accessibility issues.  With the COVID Pandemic increasing reliance on technology, Apple says it is rolling out extra help for people with disabilities using its products for remote learning and other purposes.

Apple is introducing a dedicated support team to address accessibility questions as well as a new support site and how-to videos focused on using such features.   

Get more information here!

National Disability COVID-19 Healthcare Support and Advocacy Hotline

Announcing the National Disability COVID-19 Healthcare Support and Advocacy Hotline

Call 800-626-4959  Available 24/7

Call via Voice or Relay if you are disabled and need COVID-19-related medical advocacy or other support.

A project of the Disability Underground, a newly formed group of activists, in collaboration with The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.

For more information:
Contact Disability Underground contact@disabilityunderground.org

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies http://www.disasterstrategies.org/  

Guide to Writing Support During Suspension on In-Person Classes: Winona Campus

Guide to Writing Support Document  *Please note that this document ONLY applies to Winona Campus students.*

R.I.S.E Resources and Activities Website

Check out the R.I.S.E. site for weekly updated information and activities!

Blackboard Ally File Converter

Utilize Blackboard Ally’s free File Transformer to convert your course files into alternative formats that fit your needs, devices, and learning preferences.

Apps, Articles and Youtube Channels for Ambiance During Studying/Blocking Social Media

Useful Apps:

Coffitivity (web, iOS, Android)

Rain Rain Sounds (iOS)

Naturespace (iOS, Android)

Utilize Youtube for free access to additional sounds:

ASMR Rooms for studying/completing homework

Social Media Blockers for Distraction-free Studying:

Apps that may keep you from getting distracted

Helpful Articles for Mental Health During COVID-19

Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself in Quarantine

Four Things to Do Daily for Your Mental Health

Access Services Student Resources for Online Learning

Below, students will find helpful tools and resources throughout their online learning:

Windows PC Resources and Settings:

Mac Resources

Read&Write Resources:

Blackboard Help for Students:

Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor Resources for Students:

Snapverter

Snapverter is an add-on tool for Google Read & Write that will convert inaccessible digital files into a PDF format. This allows for sharing and reading aloud in Google Drive. A video describing how to use Snapverter 

Alternative Format Textbook Accommodation
Study Abroad

Students with disabilities participate in study abroad programs and international experiences around the world. Just as cultures differ, so does the degree of access and readily available disability services in the many countries and communities a student might consider for his/her study abroad or international experience. There are many study abroad programs and international experiences in which students with disabilities have successfully participated however, not every such program or experience is a good fit from an accessibility perspective.

The key to a successful experience is planning. To maximize the opportunity to travel abroad and study internationally, it is essential that students allocate a minimum of six months (preferably up to one year) in advance of their travel to plan for accommodations, regardless of the type of disability.

Students must work with the Director of Access Services, the Director of Health Services, if appropriate or needed, the Study Abroad Office, and any host program/institution. Please note that all requests for services and accommodations must be supported by the documentation on file and be reasonable and appropriate within the limits set forth by state and federal law and university procedure. The university will make efforts to assist students with finding reasonable accommodations to participate in the program. The accommodations cannot fundamentally alter the nature of a course or program of study or present an undue hardship for either the university or any host institution.

Although many countries are becoming more aware of the needs of people with disabilities, not all countries have similar laws and accessible infrastructure/services. Consequently, requests which may be reasonable in a domestic context may not fall into that category in the international context in light of available resources.

Helpful Links
Scholarships
General Disability Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships4Students

Empower Scholarship/ Allina Health

Disability Scholarship

AAHD Scholarship Program

 
Autism/Asperger’s Scholarships

Organization for Autism Research

AHEADD: Achieving in Higher Education

 
Learning Disabilities

Scholarships will be updated as needed.

 
Blind or Visually Impaired

National Federation of the Blind

Lighthouse Guild

 
Hearing Impaired

Travelers Protective Association

 
Limited Mobility

1800 Wheelchair

1800 Wheelchair Scholarship Information Sign Up

Scholarships will be updated throughout the year.

Testing For a Disability

This listing is intended to assist individuals in locating professionals who administer psycho-educational assessments. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, nor does it imply recommendation or endorsement of the assessors listed. Fees and other information are subject to change.

Deborah Anderson Psy.D., L.P.
Anderson Psychological Services
15 Groveland Terrace, Suite 302
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (612) 374-2400
(LD and ADHD assessments, mental health recommendations and diagnosis and ADHD coaching.)

Norm Cohen, PhD
Courage Center
3915 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Tel: (763) 520-0496
(includes second-language learning)

Dorothy Edelson, Psy.D., L.P.
Hamlin Professional Building
570 Asbury Street, Suite 310
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: (651) 698-0396
or
North Psychology Clinic
5615 Brooklyn Blvd., Suite 105
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Tel: (763) 531-0566
(LD and ADHD assessments and counseling)

Fischler & Associates
Parkside Professional Center, Suite 604
825 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact Name: Dr. Sarff
Tel: (612) 333-3825
(neuropsychological assessment)

Barbara C. Fisher, PhD
59100 Mound Road
Washington Twp., MN 48094
Tel: (810) 677-1590
Fax: (810) 677-1591

Fraser Child and Family Center
3333 University Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tel: (612) 331-9413
Fax: (612) 728-5301
(offers neuropsychological testing)
*Only for children up to age 18*

Groves Academy
3200 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact Name: Ruth Luffey
Tel: (952) 920-6377
Fax: (952) 920-2068
(also offers tutoring)

Marilyn Henken, M.A., L.P.
5520 Loring Lane
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Tel: (763) 544-3084
(LD and ADHD assessments, cognitive retraining for memory and attention and counseling)

Alan P. Ingenito, M.D.
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
3833 Coon Rapids Boulevard Suite 100
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Tel: (763) 427-8320
(LD, ADHD and ASD assessments)
*Only for children and adolescents under 18

Learning and Language Specialists
Susan Storti, PhD, CCC, Jennifer Bennett, M.S., L.P.; Kris Robinson, Psy.D., L.P.
1405 North Lilac Drive, Suite 200
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Contact Name: Luann Graber
Tel: (763) 545-7708
Fax: (763) 545-3479
(offers neuropsychological testing and cognitive retraining)

Learning Disabilities Association
6100 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Tel: (952) 582-6000
Fax: (952) 582-6031.
(also offers tutoring and vocational counseling)

David Morris, PhD
6381C Osgood Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Tel: (651) 439-4040
Fax: (651) 439-7368

Francis Pasnecker, PhD, LP
Lakes Consultation Group
5851 Duluth Street, #115
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Tel: (763) 543-6971
Fax: (763) 543-6974
(Cognitive retraining and therapy)

Pediatric Consultation Specialists, PLLC
3300 Fernbrook Lane N, Suit 120

Plymouth, MN 55447

Tel: (763) 559-7050

(neuropsychological assessment)

Psychological Services
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
345 N Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Tel: (651) 220-6720
Fax: (651) 220-6707
(Neuropsychological Testing & Asperger’s)
*Only for children up to age 18*

Deborah Roman, PhD
University of Minnesota
Neuropsychology Lab
C-667 Mayo Memorial Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 624-1412
Fax: (612)-624-4458
(offers neuropsychological testing)

Janette M. Schaub, PhD, LP
7400 Metro Blvd.
Edina, MN 55439
Tel: 952-832-9094

Peter J. Somers, PhD
7225 Forestview Lane N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Tel: (763) 201-1090
Fax: (763) 201-1095
(Accepts some insurance)

University of Wisconsin–Stout
(715) 232-2404
Fee: $100 (testing by supervised practicum students)
These assessments may not be accepted by “high stakes” testing companies such as ETS which administers the Praxis exams for teachers.

Jeffrey R. Wozniak, PhD
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
U of M, Fairview Medical Center
2450 Riverside Avenue, F275 / 2B West
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1495
Tel: (612) 273-8710
Fax: (612) 273-8727
*Only for children up to age 18

Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities only

Barbara Mandel
Tel: (952)920-2236

Assessment for Attention Deficit Disorder only

Gary G. Johnson, PhD
Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnostic & Assessment Unit
Loring Family Clinic
430 Oak Grove, Suite 414
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (612) 872-9072 x209 (Minneapolis)
Tel: (612) 425.7793 (Maple Grove)

Steven Kozberg, Ph.D., L.P.
Center for Adult ADHD
3100 W. Lake Street, Suite 465
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tel: (612) 928-0877
(ADHD assessment and counseling)

Stacy Hughes Anderson

Hughes Anderson Psychological Services- Learning Disability Assessment

1175 W. Howard St.

Winona, MN 55987

507-458-7925

Learning Disability/ADHD Assessments and Resources

The following are local resources for LDIADD assessments:

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
166 Main Street
Winona, MN 55987
507-454-4341
www.hvrnhc.org

The Reading Center
847 5th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-288-5271
www.thereadingcenter.org
Read@TheReadingCenter.org

Gundersen Lutheran
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-7300
www.gundersenclinic.com

Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
507-266-5100
www.rnayoclinic.com

Another option would be to contact a provider in your home area. We suggest that you contact your insurance company before scheduling the evaluation.

Ask if educational testing for a learning disability, ADD, or ADHD is covered.

If you do not have insurance coverage, you may want to look into the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center. Learning disability diagnoses are approximately $1,000. They require $500 down and then can set up a payment plan for the rest. They do accept MinnesotaCare, which covers all of the costs. If you do not have insurance, they can refer you to Social Services to see if you qualify for Minnesota Care.

You may also wish to contact Rehabilitation Services or the Work Force Center in your county. In Winona, the phone number is 507-453-2941.

Once you submit documentation of a disability to our office, you may be eligible for academic accommodations. Please send or bring a copy of your documentation to the Student Success Center in 70 Griffin Hall.

Grievance and Appeal Process