ERIC Number: ED298987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Profile: Programs to Support Learning Disabled Students in Post-Secondary Occupational Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Drawing from interviews conducted with students and staff at six community colleges in New York, this report offers a profile of college programs for learning disabled students and their clientele. Part I presents the results of interviews conducted with 28 learning disabled students, focusing on general demographics, students' reasons for enrolling, main needs, and the resources they found most useful. Part II contains a profile of learning disabled programs in terms of major objectives, funding sources, the relative importance of particular functions, program evaluation strategies, and most valued resources. After part III outlines the characteristics of successful program participants, part IV presents a model showing the range of program components that can be incorporated to address the needs of learning disabled students. This section includes background information and definitions related to the learning characteristics and needs of these students, identifies appropriate assessment instruments for specific learning problems, and poses key questions in program design. The conceptual model shows the phases of college attendance from a student's point of view, as well as the primary roles and potential components of a program serving the student. Part V presents a series of recommendations for those undertaking similar programs, and part VI offers a summary and conclusions. Appendixes contain additional information to help define learning disabilities and alternative instructional strategies. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.