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ERIC Number: EJ999724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-25
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Helping Hand: Few Schools Offer Extra Services to Those with Learning Disabilities
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n19 p12-13 Oct 2012
The author reports on few schools that offer extra services to those with learning disabilities. Although a growing number of children are being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders that prevent them from succeeding in college, such as autism, ADD and ADHD, few colleges have created programs that provide them the help they need to make it in the classroom. The few colleges that do have such expanded programs for students with learning or emotional problems and disabilities are experiencing a huge demand. Universities like Marshall University, the University of Arizona and the University of Connecticut have gained reputations as institutions that go way beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act by offering customized instruction and extra services to learning disabled students to succeed in the classroom and in other arenas like residence halls. These schools provide tutoring, mentoring, social activities and teach living skills to these students. For the few dozen colleges that have these programs, it has been a useful recruiting and retention tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Connecticut; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990