ERIC Number: ED280201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Post-Secondary Education for Learning Disabled Students. A Review.
Murphy, Linda B.
The review examines the literature on services and needs of learning disabled students at the postsecondary level. Statistics are given showing that many learning disabled students do seek postsecondary education. Problems of definition and identification at the postsecondary level are noted. Observable characteristics of learning disabled postsecondary students are discussed and include academic problems, processing difficulties, and social-emotional deficits. The importance of increased planning for learning disabled students by postsecondary institutions is stressed. Two- and four-year postsecondary institutions are encouraged to plan in the priority areas of vocational guidance, planning, and education; faculty inservice; and development of an effective system of communication between university faculty members and clinicians working with learning disabled students. Promising programs are identified and such characteristics of successful programs as extensive cross-disciplinary screening, team planning for instruction, program evaluation, and community-public awareness components are noted. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Neurodevelopmental Center Conference of Northwest Ohio (Toledo, OH, March, 1986).