ERIC Number: ED326140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
Labeling Learning Disabled College Students.
Barisa, Mark T.; Rogers, Julia S.
Ten University of Montevallo (Alabama) students diagnosed as having learning disabilities were interviewed concerning their feelings about being labeled learning disabled, their strategies for coping with the disability, their outlook for the future, advice for other learning-disabled students, and services offered by the university. Eight of the students felt that the term "disabled" was inappropriate to describe their situation, and preferred such terms as learning style difference or learning problem. Nine of the subjects saw both advantages and disadvantages to labeling students, with disadvantages revolving around misunderstanding of the label. All of the students admitted to some form of problem encountered in college, primarily personal difficulties and problems with teachers or studying. Students' coping strategies and advice to learning-disabled high school and college students are noted. The open-ended set of questions used in the interviews and sample responses are presented in appendices. Includes nine references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Montevallo AL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990).