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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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Ryan, Ann; Rice, Lynda – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1993
A survey of 52 directors of adult basic education (ABE) programs assessed the prevalence of students with learning disabilities (LD) in their programs; definitions of LD currently in use; diagnosis of LD among ABE students and extent and type of training for instructors about LD. Results are summarized and recommendations made for service…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Basic Education, Definitions, Disability Identification
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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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Reiff, Henry B.; And Others – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1992
A study of 71 individuals with specific learning disabilities and moderate to high vocational success revealed commonalities in the ways they were able to achieve, including a strong desire for success, goal orientation, ability to interpret the disability experience, persistence, selection of an appropriate work environment, learned creativity,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Exceptional Persons, Goal Orientation, Help Seeking
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Brinckerhoff, Loring C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1991
Ideas are provided for postsecondary institutions with limited resources wishing to increase their services to learning-disabled students. Practical suggestions are offered on how to define service eligibility, provide reasonable accommodations, establish diagnostic testing procedures, maximize existing ancillary equipment and services, market…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cost Effectiveness, Diagnostic Tests, Eligibility
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Carlton, Patricia M.; Walkenshaw, Donnadene – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1991
A survey of 35 postsecondary institutions with programs for learning-disabled students gathered information on the assessment instruments use to assess learning strengths and weaknesses and determine the presence of a specific learning disability. Results are reported, program characteristics are discussed, and suggestions for improving diagnostic…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Learning Disabilities, National Surveys
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Evelo, Sheryl; Price, Lynda – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1991
A case study illustrates the transition process of a girl with learning disabilities over a three-year period, describing experiences in graduating from high school and proceeding to community college. Specific transition objectives, personalized counseling, and individual accommodations are discussed, with secondary and postsecondary examples.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College Bound Students
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Herzog, Jane E.; Falk, Beth – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1991
A vocational follow-up study of 113 young adults with learning disabilities who graduated from a human services paraprofessional training program is reported. Findings include the following 76 percent are employed, most as paraprofessionals in education settings; 60 percent earn under $10,000; despite low salaries, most report high job…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Income
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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
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