ERIC Number: ED243532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Support Program for Learning Disabled Students in a Junior College Setting.
McGuire, Joan; And Others
Descriptive and evaluative information is provided on the approach used by Mitchell College, a small, private, liberal arts junior college, to meet the needs of learning disabled (LD) students. Introductory material cites the growing number of LD adults pursuing postsecondary educational options and describes the development of a learning resource center (LRC) at the college to provide academic support to LD and other students. Next, the goals and objectives of the LRC are specified, including: (1) to conduct informal and/or formal diagnostic assessment of students referred to the LRC; (2) to develop an individualized educational program for each student which states performance objectives to be met; (3) to provide tutoring in study techniques and time management, textbook reading, note taking, memory techniques, test taking, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, written expression and proofreading, verbal and math problem solving, and interpretation of visual materials; and (4) to develop a continuum of academic support services. Following a description of the program and the diagnostic procedure used, results are presented from an evaluation of the LRC based on data on students served, faculty/administrator surveys, and participant surveys. Finally, a discussion is presented of implications for future program development and continued investigation. In addition to survey instruments, appendices provide a complete Learning Skills Diagnostic Packet, which contains goals and objectives for skill areas, informal assessment techniques, and diagnostic profiles for each skill area. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mitchell Coll., New London, CT.
Identifiers: Mitchell College CT
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).