ERIC Number: ED245639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Programming for Learning Disabled College Students; Accommodation and Autonomy.
The needs of learning disabled college students and goals of two specific programs designed for this population are discussed. Attention is directed to the unique academic, social, and vocational needs of the learning disabled student. Emphasis needs to be placed on the responsibility of the student to identify and communicate abilities and needs to others. Emotional problems that many learning disabled individuals experience include low self-esteem, lack of social skills, and dysfunctional sexuality related to perceptual disorder. The student may have difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, or listening. Implications for vocational counseling include the fact that the learning disabled is often less efficient, accident prone, likely to make errors, and has trouble with such tasks as making change and reading instructions. A program is described that focuses on university-wide accommodation of learning disabled students, the integration of students into the social mainstream of university life, and the preparation of students to utilize campus vocational services. Programs at Colorado State University and Southwest State University, Minnesota, are briefly described, along with perspectives of two learning disabled students. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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