A group of students working toward their bachelor degrees at the College of the Marshall Islands have learned to build a range of devices to assist students with disabilities.
This is part of the second year of the Navigating Student Success in the Pacific (NSSP) where scholars are earning a BA degree in Education and/or an advanced teacher specialization certification in either Deaf Education or Severe Disabilities.
NSSP is a US federally funded grant awarded CMI in collaboration with the University of Hawaii’s Center on Disability Studies. The Principal Investigator for the NSSP grant is Vasemaca Savu, CMI Dean of Academic Affairs. The NSSP specialized programs are coordinated by Mellanie Lee (Severe Disabilities) and Dr. Judith Coryell (Deaf Education) from the UH Center on Disability Studies.
The NSSP program courses are offered during the summer and online during the academic year. Scholars in the Severe Disabilities cohort are also learning how to build devices for adaptive positioning, motor, eating and communication.
Read more about this in the July 6, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.