Take advantage of Texas Tech resources for Special Populations

Q: Need special accommodations in classroom & testing situations?

A: To establish eligibility for no-charge student disability services: 335 West Hall, TTU/Lubbock, TX; 806-742-2405. Apply anytime. Allow two weeks for review, approval & initial-meeting time. www.depts.ttu.edu/studentaffairs/sds/

A: TECHniques Center of Student Disability Services, a fee-for-service academic enhancement for enrolled, undergraduate TTU students with documented learning disabilities & attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: support services (self-esteem, self-confidence & self-advocacy), assistance with academic major/career decision-making, course scheduling, time management & organization; tutoring for enrolled courses; academic-performance monitoring; specialized technology; encouragement & guidance; referral to academic support services: 250 West Hall, TTU, Lubbock, TX; 806-742-1822.

For faculty, students & parents working with autistic students or children:   806-742-1998, x. 458 or Burkhart.Educ@TTU.edu

Hearing aids for Medicaid-eligible children:  Ming.Zhang@TTUHSC.edu

Free hearing aids & services for eligible individuals; hearing-impairment referral services; free telecommunications equipment to Texans who have hearing impairment; cochlear-implant support group for parents; free hearing-screening services for daycare facilities:  Rajinder.Koul@TTUHSC.edu

Lending library for children, parents, teachers & more.  Resources for children & for parents of children with hearing loss:  Tori.Gustafson@TTUHSC.edu

Kid College with six speech-&-language camps for children:  Judith.Keller@TTUHSC.edu

www.dol.gov/odep or DValles@SouthPlainsCollege.edu to find out about the workforce recruitment program — for college students with disabilities (temporary & permanent positions in a variety of fields, nationwide).

Juanita’s Diary DVD & script showcases young Juanita Garcia as she follows the crops with her migrant-farming family. Observe the struggles of migrant families in the 1960s & learn about the social, economic, political & educational atmosphere of the times: www.RaidersRojos.org 

Promoting healthy, active aging through collaborative research, interdisciplinary education, innovative health care delivery & health policy analysis:  www.TTUHSC.edu/Aging or find out the cognitive benefits of learning and playing chess: www.SPICE.TTU.edu

Education, support, follow-up for a full & healthy life with diabeteswww.ttuhsc.edu/son/patient/diabetes  

www.hs.TTU.edu/csa  Addiction recovery-friendly environments for students willing to experience personal transformation while completing a university education.  Scholarships are available.  806-742-2891.  Celebrate 12-step recovery during fall & spring semesters on Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Texas Tech University/Lubbock in the College of Human Sciences Building Room 226 or 806-742-2891.

www.depts.TTU.edu/SCC (Texas Tech University student counseling center).  Also, for childhood disorders:  solutions for personal, career or family challenges:  therapy & counseling, testing & assessment, fees for service & referrals:  children, adolescents, adults, couple & family counseling.  Helping clients with a wide range of challenges:  anxiety, depression, adjusting to challenges or stressful life situations; making career choices or changes; childhood disorders.  Advanced PhD/doctoral students in American Psychological Association-approved Texas Tech University/Counseling & Clinical Psychology programs staff the clinic:  www.Depts.TTU.edu/PsychologyClinic   

Serving academically talented & highly motivated youth: enrichment camps & programs engaging Texas Tech faculty, staff, students & other high achievers:  Michelle.Hamman@TTU.edu 

Heather.Hernandez@TTU.edu Texas Tech University’s Therapeutic Riding Center in service to special populations (& for Texas Tech speech & occupational therapy, counseling, psychology, agricultural, health sciences & public service/volunteer-management majors).

For a high school diploma … early — with dual credit! … or for courses not offered at your school; for courses you need due to scheduling conflicts or special circumstances (emergency, travel, health, legal, work-related or other issues); for high school or college credit by exams, academic enrichment & more: www.ODE.TTU.edu/K-12 or Michele.Moskos@TTU.edu or 806-742-7200.

Begin or continue your nursing career in the Marble Falls/Central Texas area: Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Transition from Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse, Associate Degree in Nursing, Transition from Registered Nurse or Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (for those who have already completed a baccalaureate degree or higher in any field & want to enter nursing), Master of Nursing Science: Dr. Myrna.Armstrong@TTUHSC.edu or 830-798-9548 or 1-800-493-3954 or 806-743-4843.

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