Studens with special education needs
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Mgr. Dana Svobodová is a contact person/coordinator responsible for the care of students with special needs (disability, afflictions, learning disabilities, and others) at FSV UK.

Email:

Tel: +420 222 112 281

Room: 209, Hollar building

Please schedule an appointment with Dana Svobodová via email.

General Information

Once admitted to FSV UK, the students who had filed the request for a modification in their admission proceedings, become the students with special educational needs. They are attributed necessary special aids as well as modified forms and, in some indicated cases, contents of their studies, too (for example an individual educational plan).

Individual categories of students with special educational needs concern visual impairment, hearing disorders, speech impediments, physical disability, autism spectrum disorders, mental disorders, specific learning and behaviour disorders.


In regards to the ways how the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MŠMT) has been stipulating special educational needs of university students since 2012 and advocating equal study opportunities for all students, a school is required to document the needs as well as forms of modification for each such student, as the MŠMT  provides increased financial means to cover larger demands of the students with special educational needs.  A school is obliged to abide by the MŠMT rules.


Agenda of Dana Svobodová entails contacting a student with special educational needs, coordinating all the necessary activities, such as arranging functional diagnostics, communication with teachers, submission of the proposal to the vice-dean for student affairs.


Each newly enrolled student with special educational needs will be contacted via e-mail or phone by Dana Svobodová and will subsequently attend an approximately half-an-hour long interview with the vice-dean for student affairs in order to specify student’s study (event. any other) needs- the so-called functional diagnostics. Possible modifications might include the provision of special aids (such as a dictaphone), individualized language courses, modifications in examination proceedings, and others.


A situation may arise that a student with special educational needs comes to a conclusion that s/he will attempt to pursue his/her studies with no modifications involved. We consider such a decision quite commendable as it is not possible to complete the studies at FSV UK without making a great deal of effort. Nevertheless, a student himself/herself might not be acquainted with all the study requirements in advance and subsequently might miscalculate potential collision areas and levels of difficulty for a successful completion of studies. Therefore, we advise such a student to undergo the registration process and claim his/her requests when necessary. It is then truly noteworthy when such a student does not encounter any obstacles throughout the studies preventing him/her from the fulfillment of obligations, including diplomas.


On the other hand, when a problem emerges and it is found that a student has refused the registration before, which constitutes his/her free decision, s/he should expect that as a result his/her access to the modifications will be made significantly more difficult.


The care provided by the faculty is not over with the admission of a student to studies; it covers all the stages of studies. Health conditions on the part of a student may change in the course of studies. Therefore, a student is recommended to stay in contact with the staff of study department, or Dana Svobodová as a contat person, to anticipate the occurrence of any new problems or to be able to respond to them before they negatively affect the course of studies.


Some students might feel concerns that data regarding their health problems will become public information and will thus complicate their studies. The circle of faculty staff with an access to all the information is very limited (only Dana Svobodová and the expert who consulted needs with the student); other persons (primarily teachers) hold access to the outputs of diagnostics when a student approaches them with the request for a modification. A student himself/herself decides when to provide data beyond the framework of obligation.


In case new serious health conditions arise in the course of studies which prevent a student from fulfilling his/her study obligations, s/he is advised to address a contact person without any delay.


FSV UK and its teachers are open to the students with special educational needs. We are glad their numbers have been rising recently. However, we expect the same helpfullness on the part of students. It is in their own benefit as well as the benefit of other students.


Formal matters for the classification into the category of a student with special educational needs

  1. Informed agreement - the form for an informed agreement

  2. Certification of a student’s disability

    - certification of disability in accordance with 67 of the law no. 435/2004 coll., on employment, or

    - certification of disability of any degree in accordance with 39 of the law no. 155/1995 coll., on retirement insurance, or

    - special benefits card of any degree in accordance with 86 of the law no. 100/1988 coll., on social security, or

    - certification of a specific learning disability detected on the basis of generally agreed results in generally agreed psychometric tests, or

    - medical report of the outcomes of a specialized medical examination in case of persons with mental disorder or chronic somatic illness, if they may not provide the documents stipulated in letters a)c).

  3. Functional diagnostics of a student

    It includes a short discussion with the expert for issues concerning special needs from Charles University to identify special educational needs of a student and agree on the form of study modifications to reflect the needs of a student. They include a provision of time compensation, individual classwork, occasional or continuous teacher’s intervention, personal assistance, accessing spoken word or written texts, and others.


We would like to thank all the students for their cooperation in securing such evidence.

Other important information and links

In the library of FSV UK in the Hollar building, there is a computer with camera magnifier and software to facilitate the reading.

We recommend to read the following:

Opatření rektora č. 25/2008 - Minimální standardy podpory poskytované studentům a uchazečům o studium se specifickými potřebami na UK (Rector’s Provision no. 25/2008-Minimum standards of support granted to students and study applicants with special needs at Charles University)


Web pages of Charles University in Prague for the students with special needs


Students- holders of ZTP (very severely disabled) and ZTP/P (very severely disabled with accompaniment) cards may use copy services free of charge in Information and Advisory Centre of Charles University (Prague 1, Celetná 13, ground floor). It concerns the copying (and PC print) for one’s personal needs only. Submit your student’s ID card of Charles University and ZTP (ZTP/P) cards to the staff at the information counter and follow their instructions.







Studens with special education needs



Contact

Mgr. Dana Svobodová is a contact person/coordinator responsible for the care of students with special needs (disability, afflictions, learning disabilities, and others) at FSV UK.

Email:

Tel: +420 222 112 281

Room: 209, Hollar building

Please schedule an appointment with Dana Svobodová via email.

General Information

Once admitted to FSV UK, the students who had filed the request for a modification in their admission proceedings, become the students with special educational needs. They are attributed necessary special aids as well as modified forms and, in some indicated cases, contents of their studies, too (for example an individual educational plan).

Individual categories of students with special educational needs concern visual impairment, hearing disorders, speech impediments, physical disability, autism spectrum disorders, mental disorders, specific learning and behaviour disorders.


In regards to the ways how the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MŠMT) has been stipulating special educational needs of university students since 2012 and advocating equal study opportunities for all students, a school is required to document the needs as well as forms of modification for each such student, as the MŠMT  provides increased financial means to cover larger demands of the students with special educational needs.  A school is obliged to abide by the MŠMT rules.


Agenda of Dana Svobodová entails contacting a student with special educational needs, coordinating all the necessary activities, such as arranging functional diagnostics, communication with teachers, submission of the proposal to the vice-dean for student affairs.


Each newly enrolled student with special educational needs will be contacted via e-mail or phone by Dana Svobodová and will subsequently attend an approximately half-an-hour long interview with the vice-dean for student affairs in order to specify student’s study (event. any other) needs- the so-called functional diagnostics. Possible modifications might include the provision of special aids (such as a dictaphone), individualized language courses, modifications in examination proceedings, and others.


A situation may arise that a student with special educational needs comes to a conclusion that s/he will attempt to pursue his/her studies with no modifications involved. We consider such a decision quite commendable as it is not possible to complete the studies at FSV UK without making a great deal of effort. Nevertheless, a student himself/herself might not be acquainted with all the study requirements in advance and subsequently might miscalculate potential collision areas and levels of difficulty for a successful completion of studies. Therefore, we advise such a student to undergo the registration process and claim his/her requests when necessary. It is then truly noteworthy when such a student does not encounter any obstacles throughout the studies preventing him/her from the fulfillment of obligations, including diplomas.


On the other hand, when a problem emerges and it is found that a student has refused the registration before, which constitutes his/her free decision, s/he should expect that as a result his/her access to the modifications will be made significantly more difficult.


The care provided by the faculty is not over with the admission of a student to studies; it covers all the stages of studies. Health conditions on the part of a student may change in the course of studies. Therefore, a student is recommended to stay in contact with the staff of study department, or Dana Svobodová as a contat person, to anticipate the occurrence of any new problems or to be able to respond to them before they negatively affect the course of studies.


Some students might feel concerns that data regarding their health problems will become public information and will thus complicate their studies. The circle of faculty staff with an access to all the information is very limited (only Dana Svobodová and the expert who consulted needs with the student); other persons (primarily teachers) hold access to the outputs of diagnostics when a student approaches them with the request for a modification. A student himself/herself decides when to provide data beyond the framework of obligation.


In case new serious health conditions arise in the course of studies which prevent a student from fulfilling his/her study obligations, s/he is advised to address a contact person without any delay.


FSV UK and its teachers are open to the students with special educational needs. We are glad their numbers have been rising recently. However, we expect the same helpfullness on the part of students. It is in their own benefit as well as the benefit of other students.


Formal matters for the classification into the category of a student with special educational needs

  1. Informed agreement - the form for an informed agreement

  2. Certification of a student’s disability

    - certification of disability in accordance with 67 of the law no. 435/2004 coll., on employment, or

    - certification of disability of any degree in accordance with 39 of the law no. 155/1995 coll., on retirement insurance, or

    - special benefits card of any degree in accordance with 86 of the law no. 100/1988 coll., on social security, or

    - certification of a specific learning disability detected on the basis of generally agreed results in generally agreed psychometric tests, or

    - medical report of the outcomes of a specialized medical examination in case of persons with mental disorder or chronic somatic illness, if they may not provide the documents stipulated in letters a)c).

  3. Functional diagnostics of a student

    It includes a short discussion with the expert for issues concerning special needs from Charles University to identify special educational needs of a student and agree on the form of study modifications to reflect the needs of a student. They include a provision of time compensation, individual classwork, occasional or continuous teacher’s intervention, personal assistance, accessing spoken word or written texts, and others.


We would like to thank all the students for their cooperation in securing such evidence.

Other important information and links

In the library of FSV UK in the Hollar building, there is a computer with camera magnifier and software to facilitate the reading.

We recommend to read the following:

Opatření rektora č. 25/2008 - Minimální standardy podpory poskytované studentům a uchazečům o studium se specifickými potřebami na UK (Rector’s Provision no. 25/2008-Minimum standards of support granted to students and study applicants with special needs at Charles University)


Web pages of Charles University in Prague for the students with special needs


Students- holders of ZTP (very severely disabled) and ZTP/P (very severely disabled with accompaniment) cards may use copy services free of charge in Information and Advisory Centre of Charles University (Prague 1, Celetná 13, ground floor). It concerns the copying (and PC print) for one’s personal needs only. Submit your student’s ID card of Charles University and ZTP (ZTP/P) cards to the staff at the information counter and follow their instructions.