ERIC Number: ED335837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing and Evaluating a Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities.
Hagen, John W.; And Others
The learning disabilities support program at the University of Michigan was evaluated in a multiple case study with 11 students with learning disabilities (10 males and 1 female and aged 19 to 24 years). The program includes a structured format that focuses on individual needs within specific courses. It employs scaffolding and training of learning skills and cognitive strategies to build a student's academic expertise. Each student is assigned a learning specialist with whom he meets twice a week for predicting problem areas, resolving time management conflicts, taking action, and providing feedback. Action steps are of four basic types: academic scheduling, development of learning skills, tutoring, and testing (arrangement of special accommodations). Evaluation indicates that the program has enabled the students to succeed academically. Further, four components: university policy; self awareness; time management; and accommodation (in the areas of learning skills, content, and testing), are identified as the key factors contributing to program success. Four references. (DB)
Descriptors: College Students, Counselor Role, Educational Counseling, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Student Personnel Services, Study Skills, Testing Accommodations, Time Management, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association (28th, Chicago, IL, February 27-March 2, 1991).