NOTE: Please be sure your "my.canyons" e-mail address is up to
date as that is the only way DSP&S will be contacting you with
all correspondence and notifications.
Fall is upon us and students
appear to be involved in their classes and campus activities as
well. Before you know it finals will be here and another
semester will be completed. Since we’re always looking forward,
it’s time to begin thinking about the Winter/Spring session. I encourage you to stop
by or call DSP&S to schedule a counseling appointment for
We hope you all have a wonderful semester!
What is a SEP? A Student Education Plan is a
guide to your future. It is important to choose a major and
discuss the requirements with your counselor. Every program and
school is different in regards to major preparation and general
education. The Career Center has a self-directed assessment tool
called DISCOVER that can be a good starting place. Then make an
appointment with a counselor to review your results and assist
you with your journey.
Please make sure you have your SEP in place
before the next registration time.
By: Dr. Stephanie Lee
As a counselor in the DSP&S department, I
work with students to help them formulate goals, plan classes,
and help problem solve if any difficulty arises. Students
can schedule appointments to discuss courses to take in the
upcoming semester, to develop a Student Educational Plan, or to
discuss DSP&S services and accommodations.
I generally work at the Canyon Country
Campus on Mondays and at the Valencia Campus, Tuesday through
Thursday. I can be reached at (661) 362-3568 or by email
Priority registration for Spring 2014 for
students currently enrolled in the DSP&S program at College of
the Canyons is January 6th and 7th, 2014. Documentation
for new students must be received in the DSP&S office by Monday,
December 9th, 2013 at 5pm in order to process paperwork and
receive priority registration for Spring 2014.
|December 13th (2013) - January 5th
||DSP&S OFFICES CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK.
||Last Day of Fall semester
|January 6th (2014)
||First Day of Winter Intersession
|January 6th & 7th (2014)
||Spring 2014 Priority Registration
My name is Dr.
Christi Franklin and I’m the Learning Disability Specialist here
My primary mission is to determine who is
eligible for services under the category of Learning Disabled
based on the criteria from the California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office. A battery of tests is completed by the
student, and, based on that information, a determination is made
to whether they qualify for services in our department.
If you are having difficulties in certain areas
of learning, you can make an appointment with our director, Jane
A. Feuerhelm, Ph.D., to determine if you are eligible for an
assessment for learning disabilities. Call Carol or Janice at
(661) 362-3341 to set up a time to meet with Dr. Jane.
I am available Monday through Thursday. I can be
reached at (661) 362-5341 or email me at:
As Access Coordinator for College of
the Canyons, I want to welcome all new and returning students to
our department. DSP&S continues to work to provide universal
access to information technology and coursework through
accessible software, specialized hardware, and universal design. Through the implementation of universal
design, students with disabilities have equal access to
important information and equal opportunities to succeed as a
student. Some of the software that the DSP&S department
utilizes to achieve universal access includes JAWS, Kurzweil
3000, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, on screen keyboards,
LiveScribe pens, e-text, and other accessible tools.
In continuing with our tradition of
providing cutting edge technological solutions for students with
disabilities, the College of The Canyons DSP&S department has recently purchased
several Livescribe Smartpens for student checkout. These pens
record lectures as well as your written notes. By clicking into
your notes, you may access the recorded lecture at the exact
point in time the notes were written. Not sure why you circled a
section of your notes? Simply click on the notes with your
smartpen and the pen will start playing back the lecture at the
exact time you wrote the notes. The pen also digitally records
your written text which you may print up or share with study
buddies. These pens may be checked out from the DSP&S department
(free of charge) on a first come/first serve basis. Smartpens
may be checked out by semester by those with lecture recording
accomodations. Please speak to your counselor to verify that you
Again, College of the Canyons and DSP&S
welcome you. May your career as a college student be an
accessible and successful experience.
Monday: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
Canyon Country Campus
Monday: By appointment only.