ERIC Number: ED359705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Project ABLE: Academic Bridges to Learning Effectiveness.
Jenison, Mary Ellen
This paper describes Project ABLE (Academic Bridges to Learning Effectiveness), a program of the Longview Community College in Kansas City, Missouri, to provide college students with learning disabilities or brain injuries with the skills needed to succeed in college and the workplace. Each student in the program takes a basic core of classes covering personal awareness, assertiveness skills, college survival skills, study skills, and career education. Additional specially designed courses are available for help in basic reading, writing, mathematics, and keyboarding. Students may also be provided with special support services while attending general education classes. Project ABLE students also meet weekly with a support group (different groups for students with head injuries and learning disabilities) facilitated by a psychologist. A monthly support group is provided for family members. Program students pay a differential tuition fee to offset extra costs. Students remain in Project ABLE for an average of three semesters. Evaluation indicates that 71 percent of ABLE students continued to be enrolled in some educational or training program, with 31 percent in regular programs, and that program students develop in the direction of an internal locus of control, higher self esteem, and better critical thinking skills. Community support for the program has been demonstrated. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Head Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Social Support Groups, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.