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ERIC Number: EJ853893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Reasoning and Self-Advocacy for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Layton, Carol A.; Lock, Robin H.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v12 n2 p49-55 2003
This study examined three groups of postsecondary students using the "Learning Disabilities Diagnostic Inventory" (LDDI). Reasoning scale to determine if there were significant differences in their self-reported reasoning behaviors. The results indicated that none of the students self-reported a "Likely" intrinsic processing deficit. However, some of the students with documented learning disabilities self-reported a "Possible" deficit. Significant differences were found between populations with and without disabilities suggesting that postsecondary students with learning disabilities may have increased intrinsic processing weaknesses in reasoning in comparison to their non-disabled peers. By analyzing specific self-advocacy skills by groups (communication, self-awareness, and goal identification) significant differences were also found between the groups with and without disabilities. The results reveal that postsecondary students with learning disabilities may require direct instruction in self-advocacy skills to be successful in the collegiate setting. Specific suggestions for intervention are reviewed to provide academic advisors with methods to increase independence in postsecondary students with learning disabilities. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A