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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