Managing Students with Disability

As a clinical team we understand that the provision of support to disabled students and their practice placement educators is an extremely important part of our remit.

Disabled students, and their educators, have access to a wide variety of support systems before, during and after placements. These may include pre-placement visits, extra visits from the clinical tutor and/or personal tutor and specific training sessions for staff.

The resources on this page will give you an idea of the kind of support the clinical team will be able to offer you. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me using the details provided below.

Christina Anderson
Lead Clinical Tutor in Physiotherapy and Clinical Disability Lead
Phone: (0121) 415 8613
E-mail: anderscb@bham.ac.uk  

Resources for Students with Disability...

Clicking on the link below will open the University of Birmingham's Disability and Learning Support Service in a separate window:
U of B - Disability Support Page

The following link will open a powerpoint presentation which should give you an insight into the practice placement process for students with disability:

Power point presentation

 Please find below a copy of the disability disclosure form:

Disability Disclosure Form

We may arrange pre-placement visit if needed. The following documents will help to guide both you and your educator in identifying learning support needs and in agreeing reasonable adjustments:

Learning Needs Analysis

Learning Needs Analysis - Guidance

For students requiring a support worker guidance is given in the documents below:

Support Workers in the Clinical Setting

Finally you may find it useful to access the CSP guidelines that are used by clinical educators during placements by clicking below:

Supporting Disabled Physiotherapy Students on Placement

I hope you find these resources useful, please contact me if you require any further information.

Christina