Texas Tech University has one of the most comprehensive departments for students with disabilities in the state, where the Student Disability Services (SDS) staff provides a variety of accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities. Accommodations will be made in response to the specific disability.
With approximately 2,000 students registered for services, we encourage students to overcome challenges and attain personal and academic success while the SDS staff functions as a student advocate. Through active involvement with all areas of the University, SDS is able to monitor conditions relevant to students with disabilities and offer support in decisions affecting their quality of life.
In addition to the services offered by our main Student Disability Services office, SDS also offers a supplemental academic enhancement program for students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, the TECHniques Center. The TECHniques Center is a fee-for-service program that provides one-on-one, regularly scheduled content and study skills tutoring, as well as weekly meetings with an academic counselor.
Student Disability Services promotes each student's learning experience by providing programs and services for students with disabilities and education of the campus community on issues related to students' disabilities.
The Department of Student Disability Services will become nationally recognized as the leader in enhancing student learning and development for students with disabilities through the provision of direct academic services such as classroom accommodations, tutoring, training, academic counseling, and ongoing campus training and education.
You are invited to participate in a research study titled “Resilience/Thriving in Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study." The purpose of this study is to understand your lived experiences as a University student. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the skills and supports you use to succeed across a range of university contexts. Listening to your voice and other participants will assist us making general recommendations to American Universities, including Texas Tech University, on ways they can better support the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Your participation will involve completing an online anonymous survey that includes 34 questions regarding the nature of your learning support needs, self-identification practices, educational adjustments and your academic experiences in college. The online survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
For further information about this research, feel free to contact Dr. Devender Banda (806-834-4827) or Dr. Larry Phillippe (806-834-5714) or Jaehoon Lee at Texas Tech University's College of Education.
This study has been approved by the Human Research Protection Program at Texas Tech University.
Faculty, is the ADA statement on your syllabi up to date?
View the mandatory Americans with Disabilities Act Syllabus Statement.
Because we know the transition from active duty to a college classroom can be challenging, SDS would like to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Resources to accommodate a disability can open up educational opportunities. You may email the SDS staff liaison for further information or email the Military & Veterans Programs office at Texas Tech directly.
Texas Tech University is committed to making every possible effort to ensure all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please email SDS for assistance.
Faculty, to make your materials accessible, please follow the guidelines described on our accessibility web page.