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ERIC Number: ED265892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Learning Disabled Adults in California's Community Colleges.
Ostertag, Bruce A.; And Others
During the 1980's, a series of studies have been conducted to examine assessment strategies, teaching methodologies, core services, and delivery systems for Learning Disabled Average (LDA) adults in California's community colleges. Study findings included the following: (1) between 1981-82 and 1985-86, the number of formal programs for LDA adults increased from 80 to 85, while the number of students served by formal programs increased from 7,962 to 11,876; (2) tutorial services were delivered primarily in one-to-one settings in academic career and personal areas under the direction of the LDA program or external programs; (3) in 4 years, there were significant increases in support to the areas of registration services and notetaker services, and decreases in support to four areas (time extension to complete course requirements, course schedule modifications, Course curriculum revisions, and learning center availability); (4) at least 90% of the LDA referrals came from, in rank order, faculty, counselors, high schools, Department of Rehabilitation, parents/relatives, and the LDA students themselves; and (5) two tests were used by more than half of the LDA programs for identification/assessment: the Wide Range Achievement Test and the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery. Study findings revealed a lack of consistency in services to the LDA community college student. Research review includes a proposal for a revised definition of LDA. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California