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Cox, Thomas D.; Ogle, Brian; Campbell, Laurie O. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
In this mixed-methods study, undergraduate students identified with a learning disability indicated their preferred instructional approaches to learning in college-level STEM courses. The relationships between preferred instructional strategies and learner characteristics: (a) declared major; (b) learning disability; and (c) gender were examined.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Disabilities
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Faggella-Luby, Michael; Gelbar, Nicholas; Dukes, Lyman, III; Madaus, Joseph; Lalor, Adam; Lombardi, Allison – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
The growing number of individuals with disabilities in higher education is a sign of significant progress toward improving outcomes and equity as intended by federal legislation. However, to successfully meet the demands of the postsecondary environment, students must act as self-regulated, independent learners. Thus, instruction for students with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Students with Disabilities, Outcomes of Education, Learning Disabilities
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Lightfoot, Amy; Janemi, Roya; Rudman, Debbie Laliberte – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Despite the existence of policies aimed at ensuring equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities, at the postsecondary level, students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have lower enrollment and completion rates than those without disabilities. To optimize policies and practices to support…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Kercood, Suneeta; Lineweaver, Tara T.; Frank, Colleen C.; Fromm, Erik D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cognitive flexibility, academic skills, educational trajectories, and career goals of college students with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants completed a demographic questionnaire, objective and subjective measures of cognitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Michael, Rinat – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
The current study examined the contribution of two types of variables to the perceived success of a tutoring project for college students with learning disabilities (LD): tutoring-related variables (the degree of engagement in different tutoring activities and difficulties encountered during tutoring), and tutee-related variables (learning…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Learning Disabilities, College Students, Questionnaires
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Nelson, Lorna M.; Reynolds, Thomas W., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This study examined the composing processes of five postsecondary students who used or were learning to use speech recognition software (SR) for college-level writing. The study analyzed their composing processes through observation, interviews, and analysis of written products over a series of composing sessions. This investigation was prompted…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Assistive Technology
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Sniatecki, Jessica L.; Perry, Holly B.; Snell, Linda H. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The presence of students with disabilities (SWD) at colleges and universities in the United States has increased significantly in recent years, yet many of these students continue to encounter significant barriers that can have a profound impact on their college experience. Salient factors that contribute to the challenging climate for SWD include…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teacher Surveys
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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Cole, Emma V.; Cawthon, Stephanie W. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The number of students with learning disabilities (SLD) at postsecondary institutions has tripled over the past three decades and now constitutes about 11% of undergraduate students (Joyce & Rossen, 2006; U.S. Department of Education, 2013). Research has found that SLD who use accommodations at their postsecondary institution are more…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Learning Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research, Undergraduate Students
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Stamp, Lucy; Banerjee, Manju; Brown, Franklin C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This study examined issues related to college adjustment and self-advocacy from the perspective of students diagnosed with a primarily inattentive presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) who were unable to meet minimum academic expectations in their first attempt at college. Data were gathered from 12 students with ADHD who,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Advocacy, College Preparation, School Readiness
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Richardson, John T. E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This investigation compared attainment in 196,405 students with and without disabilities who were taking courses by distance learning with the Open University in the United Kingdom in 2009. When the effects of demographic variables were statistically controlled, students with mental health difficulties showed poorer course completion than…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Student Characteristics
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White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
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Solovieva, Tatiana I.; Bock, Jeremy M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are guaranteed access to all postsecondary programs and services. The purpose of this study, conducted by the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, was to evaluate the current status of a major university's web accessibility. The results indicated that in 2011 only 51% of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Universities, Web Sites
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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The pediatric literature indicates that children with ADHD are at greater risk for sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and some sleep disorders than children with no diagnosed disability. It has not been determined whether this pattern holds true among emerging adults, and whether comorbid sleep disorders with ADHD predict GPA. The present study…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Persons, Sleep
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Mytkowicz, Patricia; Goss, Diane; Steinberg, Bruce – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
While metacognition is an important component of the learning process for college students, development of metacognitive knowledge and regulation is particularly important for students with LD and/or ADHD. The researchers used Schraw and Dennison's (1994) "Metacognitive Awareness Inventory" (MAI) to assess first year college students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Freshmen
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