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ERIC Number: EJ1132173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Four-Year College Experience of One Student with Multiple Learning Disabilities
Hadley, Wanda
College Student Journal, v51 n1 p19-28 Spr 2017
The number of students with learning disabilities (LD) attending postsecondary institutions with the intent of graduating and pursuing employment is progressively increasing. This paper was developed from the experiences of Mitchell's (a pseudonym) participation in a four-year research study with nine other college students with LD. At the end of the four years at the university, all the students graduated. After graduation, Mitchell transitioned to employment by a government agency. He was diagnosed with multiple LD and his transition to and persistence in college and into his first year of employment where his LD influenced his day-to-day college and work activities are discussed. Mitchell's experiences were singled-out from the other nine students who participated in the study because he was diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He majored in and graduated in two disciplines plus declared a minor in a third, used very few university accommodations and still managed to graduate with honors and earn success in the workplace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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