Facilitating Academic Skills Development by a University Student with Deaf-blindness

Although the literature on university students with dual sensory impairment discusses the transition from secondary school and accommodations provided by higher education institutions, there is little guidance on the role of academic tutors in supporting such students' development of academic skills. This report describes how a learning advisor and a student have developed ways of working together to improve the student's writing of assignments for her bachelor's degree course. Regular dialogue about these assignments develops familiarity with routines of inquiry in the disciplines, and a streamlined form of response to written work facilitates correction, elaboration, and revision.

Publication Source Information
Author/s: 
Kate Chanock
Year of publication: 
2011
Title of Journal, Edited book or Conference and Page numbers: 
Insight (online)
URL or DOI: 
http://www.aerbvi.org/modules.php?name=AvantGo&file=print&sid=2041
Contact details
Email: 
c.chanock@latrobe.edu.au
Contactable: 
Yes