ERIC Number: ED064817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Student Aides for Handicapped College Students. Final Report and Manual.
Urie, Robert M.; And Others
The stated purpose of the project was to demonstrate that the use of student aides to assist selected physically handicapped students in the college setting, in conjunction with special physical facilities and individual counseling sessions for both the physically handicapped and the student aides, would result in a more satisfactory academic, physical, psychological, social, and vocational adjustment for both groups than would have otherwise been expected. The first part of the report presented the overall study, while the second part consisted of a manual for student aides and administrators of similar programs. The sample consisted of 29 male handicapped, 32 male aides, 33 female handicapped, and 72 female aides. Results showed that participants, when compared to general college students at the college, made better academic records and had a lower attrition rate. Most participants were reported to have found meaningful vocational placement which was related to their measured vocational interest profiles. It was concluded that student aides appeared to make a positive contribution to the total educational process for physically handicapped students, and that the aide role had no negative effects on the aides' own progress. (CB/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.