RaiderReady Course Descriptions
IS1100 is a course designed to help students develop college readiness skills for the academic classroom. However, Student Disability Services has developed specialized sections designed to meet the specific needs of various disability populations. All sections will address specific learning strategies including note taking, test taking, writing skills, listening skills and working in groups. In addition to these critical skills for college success, each specialized section is designed to meet the individual needs associated with the student's qualifying area of disability.
This RaiderReady strategic learning group is designed for students who have been identified as having Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Special emphasis will be placed on effective time management skills including how to structure a daily and weekly schedule, plan for upcoming due dates and assignments, and balance in class and out of class commitments. This section will assist students in staying on track and managing the overwhelming number of distractions present in the college environment.
This RaiderReady strategic learning group is designed for students who have been identified with areas of a learning disability, including, but not limited to: reading disorder, disorder of written expression, dyslexia, processing disorder, or a math disability. Special emphasis will be placed on effective communication, planning and preparation, technological supports available, strategies for approaching writing assignments, managing college level reading, and learning to identify critical components of class lectures.
This section of RaiderReady is specifically designed for you! This strategic learning group is designed for students who have been identified with areas of psychological impairment, including, but not limited to: anxiety, PTSD, and other qualifying psychological conditions. In addition to working on specific academic skills such as time management, note taking, test taking, and study skills, an emphasis will be placed on helping students learn strategies to deal with the stresses associated with functioning effectively in the college environment. Working with faculty members, handling testing situations, being an effective member of a group, effective social interactions, and having difficult conversations are just some of the topics that will be discussed.
SDS Military Veterans
This RaiderReady section is designed specifically for student veterans transitioning into an academic lifestyle. The course will cover specific academic skills such as note taking and study skills with an emphasis on helping students with strategies to work with faculty members, handle testing situations, and effective social interactions. The course covers not only the student development areas of writing, reading, critical thinking and speaking skills central to all academic inquiry but also general and practical skill development relating to your specific transition from military to academic life.
Low Incidence Disabilities
This RaiderReady strategic learning group is designed for students who have been identified with low incidence disability areas such as the deaf and hard-of-hearing, visually impaired, chronic illness, or mobility impairment. This course is designed to cover basic student development issues such as writing, critical thinking, time management, test taking strategies, and problem solving. However, this course will also address issues specific to students with low incidence disabilities including the use of technology, accessibility on campus, support services in the community, working with DARS, navigating campus resources, and developing self-advocacy skills.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This is a specialized learning course specifically designed to benefit students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The primary goal of this RaiderReady course is to provide students diagnosed with ASD the skill set needed to be successful within the Texas Tech system. The course covers not only the student development areas of writing, reading, critical thinking and speaking skills central to all academic inquiry but also general and practical skill development. This includes coping strategies, study skills, independent living skills, career development, and relationship development within a higher education setting. These skills are all essential to responsible community engagement.
If you are interested in enrolling in one of these specialized IS1100 sections, please call the SDS Office to speak with a counselor at 806-742-2405. Students will be enrolled in these courses through the SDS Office.