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ERIC Number: ED335837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-1
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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).