ERIC Number: EJ497366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Distinguishing "Yearning Disabilities" from Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Settings.
Stewart, Donald W.
Guidance & Counselling, v9 n5 p11-13 May 1994
Many postsecondary students who request academic accommodations for learning disabilities actually show no documentable learning disability but a discrepancy between their intellectual ability and their achievement aspirations (i.e., a "yearning disability") rather than a discrepancy between their ability and achievement (i.e., a learning disability). Identification and treatment of students with "yearning disabilities" are discussed. (LKS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Memory Scale; Wide Range Achievement Test; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery