ERIC Number: ED229995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Study of Learning Disabilities in College Students.
Goldberg, Renee LeWinter
In order to study the characteristics of learning disabled (LD) college students and the coping strategies developed to deal with college demands, 57 LD students--enrolled at a selective university that offered no special program for LD students--were identified through questionnaires, self referral, and teacher referral. Analysis of a variety of tests and structured interviews revealed that the LD Ss performed differently from nondisabled Ss on 9 of 14 variables in the psychoeducational assessments. Ss also had lower overall IQs with wider scatter. LD Ss reported experiencing more difficulties and receiving more help in both elementary and high school; using more university resources; needing more time to perform well; experiencing more problems with memorization, drawing, and copying; and dropping or avoiding difficult subjects as a way of coping with their problems. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).