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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
Prevatt, Frances; Johnson, Laura E.; Allison, Katie; Proctor, Briley E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
The present study evaluated the utilization and perceived usefulness of recommendations made to college students as the result of an evaluation and subsequent diagnosis of a specific learning disability. Participants were 47 college students who had received a diagnosis of learning disability within the previous two semesters at a university…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Identification, Barriers
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Jensen, Jane McEldowney; McCrary, Nancye; Krampe, Kristina; Cooper, Justin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2004
The following study explores faculty attitudes toward students with disabilities at a large research university. In the first phase of a three-year demonstration project, 14 instructional staff, including teaching assistants, faculty, and faculty serving as administrators, were interviewed to determine their informational needs and attitudes…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Assistants, Academic Accommodations (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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Prevatt, Frances; Proctor, Briley; Swartz, Stacy L.; Canto, Angela I. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2003
This study evaluated the cognitive and achievement profiles of college students experiencing difficulties in foreign language (FLD group). Because past research appears to have generated different results based on the type of comparison groups utilized, we attempted to obtain a better representation of students with foreign language difficulties.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, College Students, Second Languages, Second Language Learning
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Ofiesh, Nicole S.; Hughes, Charles A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2002
One ongoing dilemma with the accommodation of extended test time is how much time to provide. Due to a dearth of research to help disability service providers with this decision, a review of the literature on extended test time for postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LD) was conducted to (a) inform service providers about the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Scanlon, David; Lenz, B. Keith – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2002
Adult literacy education is increasingly focused on preparing adults with literacy skills for the world of work. Assumptions about how this goal is being met should be made with caution, given that adult education also serves other goals, adult educators have diverse training, and many adult students are presumed to have learning disabilities (LD)…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Adult Educators
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Shulman, Deborah – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2002
The difficulty of determining if a student's learning difficulties are the results of learning disabilities or issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD), often causes problems when individuals are referred for a learning disability assessment. This article discusses the many issues related to assessment of adults in community…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Community Colleges, Test Selection, Learning Disabilities
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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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