Date Approved

4-20-1998

Embargo Period

8-11-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Learning Disabilities

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Urban, Stanley

Subject(s)

Cumberland County College (Vineland, N.J.)--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; College students--Services for; Learning disabled youth--Education

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

Abstract

The number of learning disabled students attending colleges and universities has increased dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years placing greater demands on college personnel to keep abreast of effective service models and educational interventions for this population.

This project attempted to develop an exemplary model to be used by campus disability service coordinators to provide information and technical assistance to members of the post-secondary and high school community in order to enhance educational opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities.

Information for the project was compiled, analyzed, and evaluated from current literature, professional and peer practices, and the writer's own experience as director of Cumberland County College's Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities. These activities resulted in the development of a three-part inservice training model: (1) A Resource to College Faculty; (2) Assisting High School Transition Teams; and (3) Training College Tutorial Staff.

In developing the inservice model, the author noted a lack of research evaluating the effectiveness of programs and specific intervention for college students with LD and recommends that future research be focused on this area.

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