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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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Scott, Sally S.; Edwards, Wade – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
Foreign language learning can pose a barrier to some students with disabilities. This practice brief describes a collaborative process used on one campus to provide professional development for foreign language instructors. Training opportunities were intentionally focused on the needs of adjunct and temporary lecturers in providing inclusive…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Adjunct Faculty, Disabilities
Murray, Christopher; Flannery, Brigid K.; Wren, Carol – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
This investigation examined university staff members' attitudes towards students with learning disabilities (LD) at the postsecondary level. Although prior research has examined university faculty perceptions of students with LD, little is known about staff members' attitudes and perceptions. A survey instrument was administered to approximately…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Private Colleges, Learning Disabilities, Professional Development
Gormley, Shannon; Hughes, Charles; Block, Lydia; Lendmann, Christy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
In order to gain access to services at universities and colleges, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disability. However, secondary schools are not required by law to provide the documentation often requisite at the postsecondary level. Also, it appears that secondary schools may collect even less psychometric…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Eligibility, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Skinner, Michael E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2004
The purpose of this study was to identify variables that facilitate the academic success of college students with learning disabilities. Twenty recent college graduates with documented learning disabilities were interviewed using a semi-structured format. An analysis of the transcripts of the interviews revealed eight common themes, many of which…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, College Graduates, Self Advocacy
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Elliott, Stephen N.; DiPerna, James C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2002
Investigated the criterion-related validity of the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales-College (ACES-College), a self-report measure of academic competence. Using comparisons to grade point average and college admission test scores, found good evidence for its validity and ability to differentiate college students experiencing learning…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Students, Concurrent Validity, Grade Point Average
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Zwart, Lavonne M.; Kallemeyn, Leanne M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2001
Compared participants in a peer-based coaching program for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities to non-participants. Found that peer-based support may be an effective means for enhancing general self-efficacy as well as some key areas of learning strategies and study skills for college students…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, College Students, Higher Education, Hyperactivity
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Costello, James J.; English, R. William – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2001
Measured the psychosocial development of college students with and without learning disabilities using the Student Developmental Task and Lifestyle Inventory. Found significant differences between groups in terms of their academic autonomy and mature interpersonal relationships. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ofiesh, Nicole S. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2000
Examined whether processing speed tests can predict the benefits of extended test time for college students with learning disabilities. Found that the Visual Matching and Cross Out tests from the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability-Revised were significantly correlated with the benefit of extended test time, while the Digit Symbol subtest…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, College Students, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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Lesh, Kay, Ed.; Ozer, Martha, Ed. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1990
This document consists of the eleven issues of the "Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability" issued from 1987 through 1990. Ostensibly a quarterly, the jouranl had only two numbers in 1987, three in 1989, and two in 1990. Some feature articles during this period have the following titles and authors: "Perception of Tutoring Services by…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Counseling Techniques
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Madaus, Joseph William – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1998
A study investigated the demographic characteristics of 567 administrators of college and university offices for students with disabilities (OSD), how they perceived various professional roles and functions, and relationship of these perceptions to institutional and program characteristics. Results were compared with a similar study conducted a…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agency Role, College Administration, Disabilities
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Finn, Laurie Lawler – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1998
Thirty-three undergraduate and graduate students with learning disabilities (LD), aged 16-56, from five colleges and universities who participated in focus groups identified five beneficial services, skills, and accommodations beneficial to LD students: coursework accommodations; testing accommodations; LD staff; peer support groups; tutors. Other…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques
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Scott, Sally – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1996
Discusses how collaboration can enhance support services provided to college students with learning disabilities. Defines collaboration and considers the context of federal law concerning disabilities, examines current practice, and outlines a vision for implementing collaborative services. Also examines advantages and disadvantages of this…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Students, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Cullen, Joseph P.; Shaw, Stan F.; McGuire, Joan M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1996
A survey of 510 practitioners engaged in support services to college students with learning disabilities investigated attitudes toward and practice of self-advocacy training and methods to reduce student dependence on programs and increase autonomy. While most expressed strong support for self-advocacy practices, it was found that far fewer use…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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Vander Putten, James J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1993
College students' attitudes toward peers with learning disabilities (LD) serving as resident assistants (RAs) were investigated in a study involving 45 students and 24 RAs. Results indicated that, after one semester of interaction with RAs with LD, fellow RAs' attitudes toward LD peers remained favorable and student attitudes became more…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Housing, College Students
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