ERIC Number: EJ777877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 49
Determining Appropriate Accommodations for Postsecondary Students with Reading and Written Expression Disorders
Lindstrom, Jennifer H.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v22 n4 p229-236 Nov 2007
One of the most significant barriers facing postsecondary students with reading and written expression disorders who are eligible to receive specific accommodations is the lack of professional knowledge pertaining to issues surrounding accommodations. Though guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the process by which accommodation decisions are made varies considerably across institutions of higher education. Given the recent rise in litigation surrounding the practice of how accommodations are determined as well as the increasing number of postsecondary students with reading and writing disabilities who are requesting accommodations, it is imperative that accommodation decisions be defensible and supported by empirical research. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of current research on the effectiveness of accommodations for postsecondary students with language-based learning disabilities, discuss important considerations in the accommodation selection process, and offer recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Court Litigation, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Language Impairments, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)