ERIC Number: ED453470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-19
An Alternative College Service Model: From Learning Disability to Learning Potential.
Launey, Kathryn B.; Carter-Davis, Marjorie J.; Launey, Kathryn B.
Students with learning disabilities (SLD) have been attending college at an ever-increasing rate. Although federal regulations opened higher education to college SLD, enrolled students often found that accommodations represented a small proportion of their service needs. Based upon extensive literature review, investigation of current delivery models, and a qualitative case study, an alternative service model was developed to facilitate academic success and personal growth for college SLD. This new model was based upon students' assets, not deficits, and was offered with the hope that this approach would assist students in moving from dependency to self-reliance and from mere access to higher education to full participation. A comprehensive college tutorial program called Learning Partners was implemented and focused upon individualized academic tutorials and relationship development. This college tutorial program can serve as a model to design similar programs or to make recommendations for successful postsecondary support. (Contains 2 appendixes and 16 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (Washington, DC, April 17-21, 2001). Based upon Carter-Davis, "College Students with Learning Disabilities: Questioning the Deficit Model"; Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University, 2000.