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ERIC Number: ED505327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Post School Outcomes of University Graduates With Learning Disabilities and Their Peers Without Learning Disabilities
Long, Ellen Moynihan
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Due in part to legislation that was enacted over the last 25 years, the numbers of students with learning disabilities (LD) on college campuses are increasing. With these increasing numbers, it has become apparent that there is a need to focus on the post school outcomes of individuals with learning disabilities, particularly those who attend institutions of higher education. There is insufficient research regarding the success of individuals with LD who complete postsecondary education and their post school outcomes, particularly comparing them to their peers without learning disabilities. The purpose of this study was to conduct a follow-up study of graduates with learning disabilities who had participated in the Model Program for Students with Learning Disabilities at The Pennsylvania State University. The subjects with learning disabilities were paired with peers without learning disabilities to determine their post school outcomes in the areas of employment, self-support, community involvement, and life satisfaction. The participants were 65 subjects with learning disabilities and 40 subjects without learning disabilities. The results of this study indicate that in the areas of employment and community involvement the graduates with learning disabilities are equal to their peers without learning disabilities. In the areas of self-support and life satisfaction there are some differences between the two groups. (Contains 20 tables.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania