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ERIC Number: EJ1026805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying College Students at Risk for Learning Disabilities: Evidence for Use of the Learning Difficulties Assessment in Postsecondary Settings
Kane, Steven T.; Roy, Soma; Medina, Steffanie
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v26 n1 p21-33 Spr 2013
This article describes research supporting the use of the Learning Difficulties Assessment (LDA), a normed and no-cost, web-based survey that assesses difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, listening, concentration, memory, organizational skills, sense of control, and anxiety in college students. Previous research has supported the instrument's item and factor structure, reliability, and predictive validity for identifying college students at risk for learning disabilities. In the current study, data from a large scale study (n = 775) demonstrate further psychometric evidence for the instrument's utility as a screening and referral tool for college students at risk for learning disabilities. Recommendations for use of the LDA by postsecondary disability support professionals are discussed as well as limitations of the study and implications for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Oregon; Washington
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