ERIC Number: ED245744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Learning Disabled Programs in California Community Colleges.
Ostertag, Bruce A.; Baker, Ronald E.
A study was conducted to identify and describe the programs and services offered by California community colleges to meet the needs of learning disabled average (LDA) students. The survey of 106 California community colleges sought information on program characteristics, and on the identification and assessment methods employed by the colleges. Study findings, based on responses from 100% of the colleges, revealed: (1) over 80% of the colleges operated formal programs, while 12% provided informal services for their LDA student population; (2) 65% of the respondents identified themselves as LDA coordinator/specialist, while 29% indicated that they were the Coordinator/Enabler of Handicapped Services; (3) methods of meeting LDA students' educational needs included special classes, tutorial support, counseling, and other auxiliary services; (4) Individual Education Plans were maintained on over 91% of assisted LDA students in formal programs; (5) the average time an identified student received services from a formal LDA program was four semesters for 41% of the students, and two to three semesters for 34% of the students; (6) respondents indicated that 90% or more of the LDA referrals came from (in rank order) faculty, counselors, high schools, the Department of Rehabilitation, parents/relatives, and LDA students themselves. The study report includes comparisons with a similar study conducted in 1982. Appendices include the survey instrument and detailed results. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.