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ERIC Number: EJ1049179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Applying LD Documentation Guidelines at the Postsecondary Level: Decision Making with Sparse or Missing Data
Banerjee, Manju; Madaus, Joseph W.; Gelbar, Nicholas
Learning Disability Quarterly, v38 n1 p27-39 Feb 2015
A key issue in fostering transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities is documentation verifying the nature of the disability and supporting the need for services and reasonable accommodations. Documentation guidelines assist postsecondary disability service providers in making decisions about eligibility and reasonable accommodations. However, documentation is often varied in scope, comprehensiveness, and quality, requiring a great deal of professional judgment during the review process. This study examined service provider decision-making when presented with documentation of learning disability with varying levels of information. Results indicated service providers' value comprehensive Objective Evidence, but importance of the data used in decision-making varied by demographic variables, such as years of experience and type of training in reviewing disability documentation. Implications for practice are addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990