ERIC Number: ED367954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Learning Disability Characteristics of High Risk Freshmen.
Dikitanan, Rosefren C.
Noting that the existence of learning disabilities after high school is considered problematical, a study determined the presence of learning disabilities among freshmen at Kean College of New Jersey and whether a specific set of learning characteristics exist which interfere with the successful completion of the college curricula. Subjects, 404 high-risk college freshmen, were administered processing, cognitive, and learning styles tests. Results indicated that: (1) 84 students (20.8%) were identified; (2) significant correlation between "failure" and individual measures was found; (3) learning disabled students need to improve their cognitive abilities in vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and arithmetic; (4) intervention in these areas should be made in conjunction with processing adjustments in visual spatial, visual figure-ground, auditory, and visual-motor; and (5) the learning disabled students exhibited no preferred specific learning style, except in the areas of visual numeric and social group. Findings suggest that the screening procedure was successful and should be continued to provide program modifications for the identified students. (Seven tables of data are included. Contains 43 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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