Title

College students' understanding of learning disabilities and needed accommodations.

Poster Number

18

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Students with learning disabilities have an added challenge to reach college success. It is made even more difficult when their peers and professors do not understand their disabilities and need for classroom accommodations. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups and were given information to read. One of the groups read information about learning disabilities, while the other read information about college success. Participants completed a 5-point Likert scale to determine their understanding of learning disabilities. While the results indicated no significant difference between the mean ratings of the two groups (read information on learning disabilities, N = 81, M = 3.52; read information on college success, N = 86, M = 3.52), the data suggest that college students do not understand learning disabilities completely, and would benefit from more information.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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College students' understanding of learning disabilities and needed accommodations.

Pacific Geosciences Center

Students with learning disabilities have an added challenge to reach college success. It is made even more difficult when their peers and professors do not understand their disabilities and need for classroom accommodations. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups and were given information to read. One of the groups read information about learning disabilities, while the other read information about college success. Participants completed a 5-point Likert scale to determine their understanding of learning disabilities. While the results indicated no significant difference between the mean ratings of the two groups (read information on learning disabilities, N = 81, M = 3.52; read information on college success, N = 86, M = 3.52), the data suggest that college students do not understand learning disabilities completely, and would benefit from more information.