Guidelines for Teaching Students with Disabilities
Johns Hopkins University
General Strategies for Optimizing Learning:
Many teaching strategies that assist students with disabilities are also known to benefit students without disabilities.
Instruction provided using a variety of approaches and strategies will reach more students than instruction using one method.
The links below include suggestions to assist instructors in meeting the growing diversity of student needs in the classroom,
particularly those with disabilities.
Teaching and Presenting
Disabilities Resource Links
Points to Remember
- When in doubt about how to assist, ask the student directly and check the Letter of Accommodation provided by
Access Services. If you still have questions, call the Access Services office.
- Confidentiality of all student information is essential. At no time should the class be informed that a student
has a disability, unless the student makes a specific request to do so.
- The Student Code of Conduct regarding disruptive behavior applies to all students. Clearly state behavioral
expectations for all students; discuss them openly in your classroom, on your syllabus, and with individual students as needed.
- If you require assistance or guidance concerning a student with a disability, please contact the appropriate Access Services