A reader is someone who reads the questions for exams or quizzes to a disabled student who is unable to read the material on their own. The reader reads only what is printed on the exam or quiz, and does not offer explanation or interpretation of the material. A reader is considered an accommodation and must be approved by DSP&S professional prior to any exam/quiz.
In-class notetaking service is for students whose disabilities limit them from taking effective notes, and is determined a reasonable accommodation by a DSP&S counselor. A volunteer notetaker is a student registered in the same class as notetaking services are being requested. They are individuals identified by the DSP&S student who agree to perform the duties of a notetaker. DSP&S can provide a stipend payment for students who volunteer to be in-class notetakers.
DSP&S can provide an in-class scribe service for students whose disabilities prevent them from writing in-class assignments or performing in-class hands-on activities. The duties of the scribe are to write (by hand or computer) verbatim what the student with the disability dictates. Scribes should be familiar with the necessary formats, but they are not responsible for proof-reading papers. The student with the disability is expected to direct the scribe what to write and where to place the information, for example in a formula or works cited list. Scribes are not allowed to tutor, prompt or correct the student with the disability.