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ERIC Number: EJ1086831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
A Follow-Up Study of Graduates with Learning Disabilities from a College of Education: Impact of the Disability on Personal and Professional Life
Russak, Susie; Daniel Hellwing, Ariella
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v20 n2 p185-200 2015
The present study examined three issues connected to the experiences of graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from a college of education (N = 45): support services that had been most beneficial during studies, positive and negative effects of the disability on personal, and professional life. Additionally, demographic data were collected. A semi-structured retrospective interview was used. The most significant support services recalled were academic including academic literacy and organizational and management skills. The graduates reported positive and negative effects of the LD on personal and professional life. Affective skills were perceived as having positive effects, whereas cognitive skills were perceived as having negative effects. This trend occurred in both personal and professional life. Compensatory strategies were mentioned as a reframing mechanism to conceptualize weaknesses as strengths and advantages. As increasing numbers of students with LD are entering fields of education, gaining insight into how to facilitate successful inclusion in higher education and the work force is essential.
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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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