ERIC Number: ED322672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Critical Issues in Learning Disability College Programming.
Brinckerhoff, Loring C.; And Others
The paper focuses on three critical programming issues in providing support services to higher education students with learning disabilities. The first issue concerns the garnering of administrative support for students with learning disabilities. Administrative support cannot be effectively achieved until college administrators determine where the support services should be located and who is ultimately in charge of these services. The second critical issue involves the functional interpretation of diagnostic reports by consumers and the development of an Individual Student Plan. Students cannot take full responsibility for their learning disability until they have a complete understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses. The final issue to be highlighted concerns program accountability and procedures for measuring and determining program effectiveness. The paper contains copies of: the sections of a college admissions form that deal with learning disabilities, student assessment forms, an Individual Student Plan form, a model for evaluating student services, a timeline for collecting data for program evaluation, and a student services log form. Includes 12 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Programs, College Students, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Delivery Systems, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Test Interpretation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Celebrate in '88...AHSSPPE and All That Jazz. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association on Handicapped Student Services Programs in Postsecondary Education (1988), p19-40.