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There is no problem in researching something that isn’t in the DSM, other than possible funding issues. Researching a disease that you suffer from might create a conflict of interest — that doesn’t mean you can’t do the research, it just means you need to report the conflict so that others can give your research extra scrutiny. Research shouldn’t be rejected ...


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The methodological processes in scientific fields exist precisely to give researchers an objective method they can follow to answer questions, without contaminating the research with personal bias. Presumably, the kinds of psychological research leading to listings in the DSM involves some objective scientific work based on systematic empirical observation ...


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Whether or not a disease is listed in some manual is irrelevant for whether or not one can or should do research about it. For example, COVID-19 wasn't listed in any general medicine equivalent of the DSM (specifically, the International Classification of Diseases or ICD) -- because it was a new disease --, but it is a disease alright and research on it is ...


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You can do research on anything you like, for any reason. That your own acknowledged experience motivates you will not surprise anyone. A web search for your topic produces many links to what seem to be respectable sources, so any useful contribution you can make will probably be recognized by that community.


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Since the job listing explicitly mentions it, I would include your situation in your cover letter. Note that, in my experience, your disability will not be part of the selection process per se. Instead it should be dealt with by professionals at the institution who would determine what accommodations can be provided so you can do the work assigned. Note that ...


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I agree that recommendations and your recent work weigh more heavily than bad grades in your past. I personally would not address your past grades at all- your cover letter or statement of purpose needs to be short, clear, and positive. The applications committee will read hundreds of these things, so you want to do everything you can to get thrown into the &...


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Most people will naturally weigh recent work more heavily than earlier work. If you need to give an explanation, then "health problems" is better than "mental health problems" since it carries less baggage. But apparently the early work wasn't so much a "disaster" that it prevented earning a degree. The knowledge is more ...


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The instructor should not inherently be doing extra work for learning disabled students. This answer will not be a happy one. Like the OP, my teaching career has been composed of teaching at community colleges (two sites in the U.S. northeast). In both cases, there was a dedicated office of disability services that coordinated and provided extra support and ...


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Citing the alternative format is going to be a disservice to both your readers and to the authors of the original paper. For the readers you are adding an extra complication in figuring out the original source (even if it is just disregarding half of the information in the reference). For the authors the problem is that citation data bases probably won't be ...


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As you alluded to in your question, following particular journal or institutional practices is a good first step. As for a more general answer, you should cite the media to be as 1) accurate as possible and as 2) helpful to other scholars as possible. A few examples: If you were using a different edition of a text (perhaps a 3rd edition with a new ...


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Such a large fraction of our students are neurodivergent in some way which affects their learning needs that we plan all our classes with common needs of such students in mind. As such: All classes must have any audio/visual aids (such as powerpoint slides) available ahead of time, and be designed with dyslexic, ADHD and autistic/aspergers students in mind ...


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The criteria for disability accommodations is that they be "reasonable" and that they maintain equal or equivalent academic standards. The school also must provide "equal access" to students with disabilities. So the case your colleague needs to make for an administrative solution is that what she is doing is (1) necessary for equal ...


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Shouldn’t learning disabled students be separated into different courses from students without disabilities? It doesn’t make sense to teach everyone the same way if people have differing needs and some people have needs that require a great amount of attention. One size fits all education doesn’t work, because additional resources must be provided regardless....


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Remove instructors names from the courses prior to signing up. Quite frankly, a university should design its courses so that it doesn't matter who's teaching them, simply as a matter of equity to the students - students who get taught by instructor A shouldn't have any particular advantage over students who get taught the same course taught be instructor B. ...


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As to the specific question at the end of the post: "Is there any law that limits the number of disabled students that any instructor must take on in a given semester?" The answer to this is almost certainly "no" because I cannot see how anyone would legally define terms such "disabled student", "take on", etc. There ...


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Statistically speaking, female faculty do more of certain tasks than male faculty. This might be an example of that, in which case gender discrimination laws might be of use to your colleague. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed way to fix this problem because students with learning disabilities will inevitably be undercounted. I'd suggest that your ...


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My technique was exercise - mostly on a bicycle, but I was in an especially good place for long rides. Something like 50 miles (80km) or more. And they were (small) group rides so we went pretty fast, but could also chat a bit too. Better than social media, if you are in a face to face situation is a brief "coffee break" where you sit down with ...


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