ERIC Number: EJ803960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Voice of Experience: What College Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Tell Us Are Important Self-Determination Skills for Success
Getzel, Elizabeth Evans; Thoma, Colleen A.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n1 p33-40 2006
This article describes the results of a series of focus group interviews conducted with postsecondary students with disabilities about the importance of self-determination in their success in those settings. Approximately 40% of the student participants identified a learning disability or attention deficit disorder as their primary disability. The results discussed in the article are the thoughts and comments of these students that were extracted from the focus group results. Participants attended community college and/or state universities in Virginia and indicated that self-determination skills were important to their success in taking courses, finding the supports they needed, and advocating for their rights. Implications for supports for students with disabilities in postsecondary settings, as well as those K-12 students who are planning to transition to postsecondary educational settings, are discussed.principles considered nonnegotiable in NCLB.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, College Students, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Self Determination, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Performance Factors, Coping, Skill Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia