ERIC Number: ED305869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Serving Learning Disabled Students Within and Outside the Classroom.
Higbee, Jeanne L.; And Others
Information on types of learning disabilities (i.e. dyslexia and dyscalculia) is presented to help professionals in the field of higher education learn about how to identify learning disabled (LD) students, appropriate accommodations and modifications, special services, resources for referral, policy implications, and legal issues. Due to improved special education programs in kindergarten through 12th grade, LD students are enrolling in college in increasing numbers. Some have never been previously identified because they have been able to adapt until challenged by the rigors of college level work. Swift identification may be crucial for the student who has the ability to succeed with the assistance of support services. Information on relevant federal legislation and legal definitions of LD is provided. Potential LD symptoms are discussed in regard to written language, oral language, reading, mathematics, thinking and reasoning, behaviors, and personal growth. A list of 21 classroom modifications includes establishing study and support groups, providing lecture notes in advance, and giving extended deadlines for assignments. Six policy implications consider admissions, evaluation, registration, degree requirements, classroom modifications/accommodations, and provision of support services on campus. Contains 18 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Failure, College Students, Developmental Disabilities, Dyslexia, Educational Diagnosis, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Mathematics Skills, Perceptual Handicaps, Reading Difficulties, Social Support Groups, Student Adjustment, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Role, Writing Difficulties
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American College Personnel Association (Washington, DC, March 1989).