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Graves, Laura; Asunda, Paul A.; Plant, Stacey J.; Goad, Chester – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether asynchronous online access of course recordings was beneficial to students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Interviews, Asynchronous Communication
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Cooper, Justin T.; Lingo, Amy Shearer; Whitney, Todd; Slaton, Deborah Bott – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2011
A multiple probe across subjects design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction in a Paired Associates Strategy provided to nine college students with learning disabilities on their ability to identify and recall important information from textbooks. Students received instruction in the strategy in the context of an on-campus…
Descriptors: College Students, Textbooks, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Erten, Ozlem – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2011
This qualitative study examines the perspectives of students with disabilities studying at a postsecondary institution in Canada. Seven female students, five of them with learning disabilities, participated in focus group meetings and shared their experiences of studying at a university. Both individual characteristics, such as disability-specific…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Cole, Emma V. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2010
Students with Learning Disabilities (SLD) face unique challenges when entering postsecondary education after high school. A successful navigation of postsecondary context requires knowledge of one's own disability and needs as well as access to what resources may be available at the institution. The purpose of this study was to gather SLD…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Self Advocacy
Murray, Christopher; Wren, Carol T.; Stevens, Edward B.; Keys, Christopher – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
This article presents a model demonstration project that was designed to promote disability awareness, understanding, and responsiveness among University faculty and staff at a large private University. One of the unique features of the Productive Learning u Strategies (PLuS) project is that the effort targeted all faculty and staff through a…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Private Colleges, Learning Disabilities, Demonstration Programs
Parker, David R.; White, Cheri E.; Collins, Laura; Banerjee, Manju; McGuire, Joan M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
Today's college students are expected to utilize a variety of learning technologies to succeed in higher education. Students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) can encounter barriers to equal access and effective learning in this new digital environment, including the development of proficiency…
Descriptors: College Students, Management Systems, Learning Strategies, Learning 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
Gaddy, Stephanie A.; Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Fulk, Barbara M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
This study was conducted to determine the relative efficacy of text-structure strategy instruction compared to traditional instruction on the reading comprehension of 40 postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were randomly assigned to either a text-structure strategy condition or a traditional instruction condition.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Conventional Instruction, Text Structure
Heiman, Tali – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
The study examined perceptions of the learning environment, coping strategies, and the subjective well-being of undergraduate female students taking on-line courses at the Open University of Israel. Fifty females with learning disabilities (LD) and 73 females without disabilities, 25-39 years old, completed three different questionnaires sent to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Courses, Open Universities, Student Attitudes
Hall, Cathy W.; Webster, Raymond E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
Metacognitive and attitudinal factors in the academic performance of college students with and without disabilities were assessed and compared. GPA, metacognitive knowledge and practice, resiliency, self-efficacy, locus of control, and need for achievement were examined. Similarities as well as notable differences were found between the LD (N=27)…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, College Students, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy
Chiba, Constance; Low, Richard – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2007
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate student perceptions of the impact of a course developed to assist students with learning disorders, both learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), transition and adjust to a university environment. Students' perceptions of the impact of the course over time were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Questionnaires, Transitional Programs
Madaus, Joseph W. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2006
There is a lack of literature on the transition to career for college graduates with learning disabilities (LD). The present study presents the results of 170 college graduates' written, open-ended responses related to how the transition to career may be improved. Responses focused upon two main categories, Suggestions for Programs and Suggestions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Learning Disabilities, College Graduates, Transitional Programs
Shaw, Stan F.; Dukes, Lyman L., III – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2006
The development and dissemination of Program Standards and Performance Indicators for disability services in higher education provides research-based direction for postsecondary institutions, consumers and governmental agencies with respect to the services necessary to provide equal access for college students with disabilities. Twenty-eight…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Standards, College Students
Millar, Diane C.; McNaughton, David B.; Light, Janice C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
A single-subject, alternating-treatments design was implemented for three adults with learning disabilities to compare the transcription of college-level texts using a speech recognition system and a traditional keyboard. The accuracy and rate of transcribing after editing was calculated for each transcribed passage. The results provide evidence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adults, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Occupations
Olney, Marjorie F.; Brockelman, Karin F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
This study is the result of a series of group and individual interviews in which 25 university students with a variety of disabilities discussed their experience of disability. Transcripts of the interviews were analyzed qualitatively using an inductive procedure. Data were then sorted by gender and by hidden versus visible disability. Here we…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Concept, College Students, Interviews
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