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ERIC Number: ED331200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
LD College Writers: An Annotated Bibliography.
Best, Linda
Seven research-based papers on writing disorders of learning-disabled college students are listed and reviewed. The papers deal with persistent auditory language deficits in adults with learning disabilities; error patterns and instructional alternatives relating to college learning-disabled writers; syntactic complexity in written expression; comprehension and production abilities of college writers who are normal achieving, learning disabled, and unprepared; data-based procedures for analysis of written expression disabilities; and computer analysis of written language variables and a comparison of compositions written by university students with and without learning disabilities. A summary concludes that coherence and mechanics in the essays of learning disabled writers are inferior to those of even basic nondisabled writers. Standardized tests do not reveal these weaknesses and compensatory strategies ensure high school completion and college entrance. Colleges need to develop strategies to accommodate the needs of their learning-disabled writers. (Seven references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A