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ERIC Number: EJ1095784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Impact of Academic Support Centers on Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Institutions
Walker, Luann
Learning Assistance Review, v21 n1 p81-92 Spr 2016
Students with disabilities are attending institutions of higher education at an increasing rate. This trend leads to questions concerning academic success, institution responsibility, and the impact of academic support centers. Unfortunately, faculty and professional staff often do not have sufficient knowledge to address the ever-changing needs of their student population. Therefore, professional development is needed at regular intervals to work more effectively with students with learning disabilities (LD). As for academic support centers, an inclusive model was found to be more effective and accommodating. This improves the overall student accessibility and addresses student needs both inside and outside of the classroom. Each year, students with disabilities represent progressively more of the population in institutions of higher education. Likewise, research on students with disabilities in higher education has increased considerably over the past several decades, yet even with this rise in matriculation, many students with disabilities fail to successfully complete their degrees. Institutions of higher education continue to seek high academic standards regardless of the hindrances students encounter.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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