ERIC Number: ED266585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Adult Outcome Related to Educational Attainment of Cove School Follow-Up Study Participants.
Rogan, Laura L.; Hartman, Lenore D.
A second followup of 54 former learning disabled students, now 30-40 years old, was performed via questionnaires and interviews. Data were gathered for 28 college graduates and 26 high school graduates. Data from college Ss revealed a heterogeneous group regarding scholastic achievements. Lack of facility in reading was a major problem cited by students. In terms of employment, 78% reported full time positions with overall satisfaction expressed with their achievements and their positions as adults. Personal satisfaction waa high as well. Factors contributing to that satisfaction include emotional support of parents and appropriate, effective remedial instruction. The high school graduates had acquired adequate skills in the mechanical aspects of reading as well and in reading vocabulary, although they were less competent than the college group in dealing with fairly lengthy reading passages of some complexity and subtlety. Sixty-nine percent were employed full time, and fourteen of the 18 employed Ss were quite positive in comments on job satisfaction. Seventy-seven percent were living independently. The It is concluded that the future for most learning disabled individuals can be very favorable given effective school intervention, tutoring or resource help during mainstream school attendance, counseling or therapy if needed, and consistent parental understanding and support. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (San Francisco, CA, February 20-23, 1985).