ERIC Number: ED259538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
The College Student with a Learning Disability: A Handbook for College and University Admissions Officers, Faculty, and Administration.
Vogel, Susan A.; Sattler, Joan L.
Intended for college and university admissions officers, faculty, and administration, the booklet presents an overview of learning disabilities (LD) and the implications of LD on postsecondary services. A definition of LD is given, followed by a list of typical characteristics of LD adults. Characteristics of a model comprehensive college LD program are noted, including administrative and faculty support, planning and staff development, and the use of peer tutors. Among the modifications suggested for higher education of LD students are making the syllabus available four to six weeks before the beginning of class, giving assignments both orally and in writing, allowing oral presentations or taped papers instead of written papers, and modifying evaluation procedures through such means as allowing for untimed tests and for oral, taped or typed exams rather than written ones. A list of 12 references and 18 organizations and resources concludes the booklet. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council for Learning Disabilities, Palatine.
Note: Cosponsored by the Ray Graham Memorial Fund of the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children.