ERIC Number: ED135434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Higher Education--A Demonstration Project at Three Minnesota Community Colleges.
Ugland, Richard; Duane, Gail
This document describes and evaluates the final year of operation of a three-year demonstration project conducted at three Minnesota community colleges which sought to locate learning disabled students in the three colleges, identify their special learning problems, and aid them in succeeding in their academic programs. During 1975-76, the project served 150 college students and 77 individuals from the community, all of whom had some form of learning disability. Primary problems experienced by the learning disabled students were deficiences in reading, writing, and spelling. Project services delivered to these students included routine diagnostic services, individual and group tutoring, instructor intervention, program guidance, job placement, and behavior management. Cost of these services was less than $150 per student. Some improvement in the grade point averages of project students was seen, but wide variation in course completion rates between participants and non-participants were found for some academic disciplines. Recommendations for the design and administration of programs for learning disabled students in higher education are presented based on project outcomes. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Commission, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Community Coll. Board, St. Paul.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Normandale Community Coll., Bloomington, Minn.
Note: Project participants included Rochester Community College, Normandale Community College, and Metropolitan Community College