ERIC Number: ED217635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Epidemiological Study of Learning Disabled Adolescents in Secondary Schools: Support Services.
Deshler, Donald D.; And Others
Part of a series of papers reporting research on learning disabled (LD) adolescents, the paper reports findings of a study to determine the availability and use of support services, both in and external to secondary school settings, for 234 LD, 222 low achieving (LA), and 215 normal achieving (NA) students. Questions were asked regarding the types of support services youths ask for help and from which they receive effective help. Results indicated that student responses regarding the support services they would ask help from and receive assistance from do not differentiate LD from LA adolescents. Overall, the LD and LA groups rely much more on many of the support services listed then do NA students. LD, LA, and NA adolescents were similar on their reliance on immediate family members for support; however, NA students rely on their immediate family to a greater degree. Findings also suggested that there are many support services which traditionally have been viewed as strong support services (such as guidance counselors and school principals) and which a sizable group of students responded they did not consider it likely at all to use as a support. Tables with statistical data relating to questionnaire responses are included. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 714-721.