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Dysterheft, Jennifer; Chaparro, Gioella; Rice, Laura; Rice, Ian – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine whether university students with physical disabilities (SWD) gained similar benefits from recreational physical activity participation as able-bodied (AB) university students as reported in the literature. Researchers designed an inclusive, university-offered aquatic exercise class for SWD. Six SWD…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inclusion, Aquatic Sports, Exercise
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Ahmann, Elizabeth; Tuttle, Lisa Joy; Saviet, Micah; Wright, Sarah D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Relative to their typically developing peers, college students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have poorer adjustment to college, higher rates of class withdrawal and academic probation, and lower rates of retention. Supportive services for these students are still being researched and developed. ADHD…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Well Being, Qualitative Research, Executive Function
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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Austin, Kimberly S.; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) seeking admission into college is rising. Little research exists on how to meet the unique learning needs of this student population in higher education classrooms. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to document the ways in which supportive faculty members responsively…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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LeGary, Robert A., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
This exploratory case study examined the reports by advanced undergraduate students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of perceived social supports that buffer college-related stress and facilitate academic success. The sample for this study was comprised of 10 advanced undergraduate students who self-identified as having ASD. These participants…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Support Groups, Undergraduate Students
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Ryan, Susan M.; Nauheimer, Jeanne M.; George, Cassandra L.; Dague, E. Bryan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In this three-year qualitative study we investigated the experiences and perspectives of university undergraduate students who were peer mentors for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in a postsecondary education certificate program at a public university in the northeastern United States. The findings were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mentors, Developmental Disabilities, Undergraduate Students
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Park, Hye Jin; Roberts, Kelly; Delise, Danielle – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The authors conducted professional development (PD) for university personnel, focused on Universal Design for Instruction (UDI), over three days during a summer institute. The UDI-focused PD provided 20 hours of training across six content areas: (a) UDI, (b) accessible distance education and assistive technology, (c) student and faculty rights…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Bialka, Christa S.; Morro, Danielle; Brown, Kara; Hannah, Gregory – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
While scholars have indicated that social involvement is crucial to students' development and success in college life and beyond, very little empirical research investigates how students with disabilities become socially integrated in college settings. In response, this qualitative study examines the social experiences of five college students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Organizations, Social Integration, Inclusion
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Burgin, Emma C.; DeDiego, Amanda C.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Cihak, David F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Transition postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities create supported environments to help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school to gainful employment and independent living. In effort to be inclusive, transition programs often include an option for students to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Developmental Disabilities
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Fleming, Allison R.; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Plotner, Anthony J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Students with disabilities represent a growing population on college campuses for whom specific needs and preferences are associated. Student supports have increased in response to these changing student needs and demographics. Yet, campus-wide responsiveness to inclusion and actions that promote self-advocacy are needed to increase the rates of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Inclusion
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Gregg, Noel; Wolfe, Gerri; Jones, Stephanie; Todd, Robert; Moon, Nathan; Langston, Christopher – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This article reports the findings from a qualitative study to understand the provision of electronic mentoring (e-mentoring) to support the educational persistence of students with disabilities at a two-year college in a large city in the U.S. South. Building upon a five-year project at three postsecondary institutions and three secondary school…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Persistence
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Lyman, Michael; Beecher, Mark E.; Griner, Derek; Brooks, Michael; Call, John; Jackson, Aaron – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Past research has shown that students with disabilities (SWD) at the postsecondary level who use accommodations demonstrate greater academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Only limited research has been conducted to identify the barriers they face in using accommodations, and that research has not sampled a population specifically…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education
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O'Shea, Amber; Meyer, Rachel H. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Students with disabilities experience unique challenges in college. Whereas universities offer support services to students with disabilities, students typically must disclose their disability in order to utilize such services. One important distinction regarding the disclosure of disabilities concerns the visibility of the disability, as students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Qualitative Research, Disabilities
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Flagg-Williams, Joan B.; Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Classroom Audio Distribution Systems (CADS) consist of amplification technology that enhances the teacher's, or sometimes the student's, vocal signal above the background noise in a classroom. Much research has supported the benefits of CADS for student learning, but most of it has focused on elementary school classrooms. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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da Silva Cardoso, Elizabeth; Phillips, Brian N.; Thompson, Kerry; Ruiz, Derek; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chan, Fong – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Despite recent growth in the number of college students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), there is a disparity in participation for students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with disabilities. This issue has received little attention in the research literature. We sought to gain a better understanding…
Descriptors: College Students, STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Student Experience
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