ERIC Number: ED298807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Services Offered to Disabled Students in Higher Education: A Five Year National Survey. Research Report 4-88.
Sergent, Marie T.; And Others
Statistical information about the services offered to disabled students over a 5-year span on college and university campuses nationwide is provided, and the results of the study and their implications for service providers are discussed. As an increased number of disabled students exercise their rights to higher education, campus service providers are confronted with the challenge of offering programs and services that are the most appropriate. Previous literature on the subject of disabled students on-campus is described. The current study collected data about programs, services, and types of disabilities of the disabled students. This information is part of an ongoing data bank established in 1982 to act as an information resource for disabled student service units nationwide as they planned programs, services, and annual budgets. Information was solicited through an annual survey. Results are discussed in terms of institutional characteristics, funding and staffing, disabled student population, and services offered. Services in general show a wide range and variety. The services most commonly available include consultation to faculty and staff, counseling, academic support in the form of tutoring, note-taking services, interpreters for hearing impaired students, test and quiz administration, and ordering of taped texts. An important trend identified is the increasing number of learning disabled students registered. However, only some of the services offered to this group showed a concurrent increase. Contains 7 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Architecture, College Role, Counseling, Deaf Interpreting, Design Requirements, Educational Assessment, Educational Responsibility, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, National Surveys, Physical Mobility, Services, Tutoring, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.