ERIC Number: ED257262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Programs for Learning Disabled Students.
Hughes, Selma; Brewer, Jeanne
The paper provides an overview of issues in postsecondary education programing for adults and adolescents with learning disabilities. Information provided is derived from a literature review and research and clinical experience. Definitional distinctions between learning disabled (LD) and underachieving students are noted and characteristics (both educational and psychological) of LD individuals are reviewed in terms of reading, written language, oral language, organizational skills, and interpersonal relationships. Elements of successful college programs are seen to include differentiated admission testing, remediation of basic skills, assistance in course content and counseling. Appended material includes a list of typical problem areas for LD college students in cognitive, language, work and study habits, social, perceptual-motor, academic, and affective skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Southwest Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (13th, Albuquerque, NM, January 24-26, 1985).