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ERIC Number: ED525993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 232
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-8302-3
A Qualitative Analysis of Post-Secondary Academic Support Services for Learning Disabled Students: A Study of Four Western Pennsylvania Sites
Vogel, Matthew J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Robert Morris University
According to Gilroy (2007) individuals with learning disabilities (LD) represent the fastest growing population of disabled college students. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate and to report the types of support services offered to LD students enrolled in four Western Pennsylvania universities. The researcher conducted methodologies which included: an extensive review of literature; on-site, non-participative observations; and in-depth interviews of LD students and Program directors, to facilitate the triangulation of data and to address three research questions. Specifically, types of support services provided, perceptions of support services, and variations among universities. support services were addressed. Findings from this study suggest the accessibility of services is directly related to students achieving success at the post-secondary level. Additionally, recommendations for practitioners and academicians were suggested. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania