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ERIC Number: ED412712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
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Critical Support Services for College Students with Learning Disabilities.
Finn, Laurie Lawler
This paper discusses the outcomes of a study that used focus groups to investigate services and accommodations that were important to college students (n=33) with learning disabilities (LD). Students were from five Midwest colleges and universities that offered programs specifically for students with LD or who made special services ad accommodations available. The institutions included two community colleges, two independent colleges or universities, and one public university. The five most beneficial learning disability support services and accommodations, based on the criteria that were mentioned by the most number of focus group participants, included coursework accommodations, testing accommodations, LD staff members, peer support groups, and tutors. Note takers, books on tape, and having papers proofread were coursework accommodations mentioned most often. Extended time to take a test, taking a test in a quiet room separate from other test takers, and having someone read the test aloud to the individual were the testing accommodations mentioned most often. Other results from the study emphasize the importance of self-esteem training for students with LD, publicity and student awareness of LD services, and faculty programs to increase awareness and to provide information regarding instructional and institutional accommodations. (Contains 18 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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