ERIC Number: ED264685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabled Adults in Postsecondary Education. 1984 Edition.
Hartmen, Rhona C.; Krulwich, Maxine T.
The paper examines postsecondary options for learning disabled (LD) adults. LD is defined and typical characteristics that an LD person may exhibit are specified, including poorly formed handwriting, difficulty in following directions, and the appearance of clumsiness. The remainder of the paper focuses on universities and 2- or 4-year colleges for LD students. The nature of programs for this population is discussed (pre-college program, LD program, and regular campus program). Ways to help LD students select appropriate schools are described, including directories and special convention meetings. Suggested questions to ask college personnel are offered, and students are advised to plan ahead. Additional aspects addressed include social concerns, standardized testing, recorded texts, and selected organizations and self help groups. A bibliography of eight sources concludes the paper along with a list of postsecondary exhibitors for a 1983 convention and information on their respective programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: An update of the 1983 Edition (ED 238 239).