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ERIC Number: EJ961677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Assessment and Documentation Considerations for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v17 n2 p63-68 Spr-Sum 2011
In order to gain access to accommodations and services at colleges and universities, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disabilities, and as students with learning disabilities access higher education at increasing rates, the need for documentation of their disabilities and its impact becomes even more important. Secondary schools, however, are not required by law to provide the documentation often requisite at the postsecondary level. Due to inconsistencies between the requirements of postsecondary institutions and information provided by high schools, students with learning disabilities may find themselves caught between regulations of one agency versus the requirements of another. In this article, issues related to the disconnect between the assessment information that secondary schools provide and what colleges and universities need will be explored, with special attention given to ramifications related to documentation quality and comprehensiveness. Recommendations are then presented for secondary and postsecondary personnel related to these issues. (Contains 1 table.)
Learning Disabilities Association of America. 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Tel: 412-341-1515; Fax: 412-344-0224; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)