Brendan Parks

Brendan Parks

I'm from Denver, Colorado. I am a journalism major. My interest include music, sports, guitar and movies.

 

My story was about staying fit in college. I got a wide group of students to show all the ways that students can stay fit with working out and diet. I chose this subject because I think that with classes and hectic schedules students want to find the time to work out and stay fit but too often overlook the importance of it. Getting the interviews was really hard with many variables that made this an obstacle. For the photos I didn’t always use the person I interviewed in the slides to show the wide range of the people that work out.  The order of my photos was to really try and match up the audio with a relevant photo.  For instance when the person talked about soccer I had him kicking a soccer ball. I wanted the audio to stand for itself and thought that the interviews gave great insight so I didn’t use that much text.

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Life in the LEP and DSP

The topic of this slide show is the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) and Disability Services Program. I wanted to try and show all the aspects of the LEP and DSP. I showed students using the tools they use like tutoring and advising. This shows how versatile and how LEP is used. The students use the tools to their advantage in many ways.
The LEP and DSP which is located on the fourth floor of Ruffatto Hall is also a place where students study. They either use the open spots of the building or have the help of LEP tutors. Many students use the tutors. The staff also is looking at making accessing certain parts of the departments easier by testing out a new website.

Two Support Programs On Campus Help Students With Disablities Succeed

There is a misconception that students with learning disabilities (LD) and ADHD cannot succeed college. Another idea people have is that LDs and ADHD are correlated with a low intelligence which is not true. With the right support and the right resources these  students can excel and succeed in college. The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) and Disabilities Support Program (DSP) at the University of Denver are two programs that empower students with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.

The LEP and DSP are located on the fourth floor of Ruffatto Hall

The LEP and DSP are located on the fourth floor of Ruffatto Hall.

 

Both offices are located on the fourth floor of Ruffatto Hall. The DSP provides accommodations to any student with any type of documented disability. For example, students who are physical disabled, deaf or blind receive accommodations from DSP.  Currently there are close to 800 students registered with DSP. DSP helps students with learning disabilities receive accommodations such as note takers and extended time on exams. All students that are granted these accommodations legally receive them from the DSP due to the ADA that was signed into law in 1990. LEP is a fee based program that gives academic support to DU students with LD and/or ADHD, currently 210 students are enrolled.

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