Should students with “invisible disabilities” disclose their needs to their instititutions when in higher learning?

Summary points of To disclose or not disclose in Higher Learning?

  • Support for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reaching university in Singapore is improving
  • Many students with SEND decide not to disclose their needs to the institute of higher learning (IHL)
  • Benefits to disclosing SEND include academic, emotional and financial support
  • IHL should collect data, raise awareness of diversity, and adopt universal design for learning (UDL) for course design and assessment

Dr Damaris is a Lecturer-in-Charge of The Learning Centre at LASALLE College of the Arts. She also presented at UNITE SPLD Conference 2021 on the concerns of students with special educational needs at university in Singapore.

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