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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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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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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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Smith, Judith Osgood – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1993
A study used structured interviews to explore the nature of written language difficulties of 31 university students with learning disabilities. Discussion of results addressed perceived demands for written expression; specific areas of difficulty (proofreading/detecting errors, spelling, grammar, writing speed, legibility); strategies used to…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Error Correction, Grammar
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Suritsky, Sharon K. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1992
A survey of 31 college students with learning disabilities found few used comprehensive and effective notetaking techniques, with only a small number requesting notetaking accommodations. Major difficulties included speed of writing, paying attention, making sense of notes afterward, and deciding what information to record. Programing and research…
Descriptors: Attention Span, College Students, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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Greenspan, Stephen; And Others – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1991
Of college students with learning disabilities (n=45), those with high social competence ratings were more likely to have earned over $6/hour and worked nonhourly and less likely to have difficulty finding work. Students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder had lower social competence and marginal work histories. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, College Students, Higher Education, Hyperactivity
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Ruhl, Kathy L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1996
A study compared the effect of two different lecture pause procedures (pauses used for reflection and notetaking; pauses used for discussion) on the recall and note completeness of 27 college students with learning disabilities. Results show independent reflection meant fewer ideas partially recorded in notes, but otherwise no significant…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities