Presentation Title

Success in Learning Disabled Students

Faculty Mentor

Dr Andrea Jane Marsden

Start Date

17-11-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 9:45 AM

Location

C158

Session

Oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The world of college is one of academic rigor. Professors expect a higher quality of work then high school teachers did, and students are expected to take on a much heavier workload, which only gets heavier as they get older. Students also must balance many more priorities (eating, sleep, exercise, social life, labs, internships, etc.) This can be even more challenging if a student has a learning disability. Many schools have support systems in place to help students struggling with learning disabilities, but they often cost thousands of dollars on top of already expensive tuition. Other students simply have no idea what services best suit them and their learning style. This study examines which services are the most needed and effective at 6 different schools, 2 schools that specialize in students with learning challenges, 2 community colleges, and 2 state universities. The study also examines levels of success among students who use LD services, versus those who don’t.

Summary of research results to be presented

Results have indicated that the most effective services are the ones that involve similar aged peers (such as peer tutors and mentors) and AI math programs

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Nov 17th, 9:30 AM Nov 17th, 9:45 AM

Success in Learning Disabled Students

C158

The world of college is one of academic rigor. Professors expect a higher quality of work then high school teachers did, and students are expected to take on a much heavier workload, which only gets heavier as they get older. Students also must balance many more priorities (eating, sleep, exercise, social life, labs, internships, etc.) This can be even more challenging if a student has a learning disability. Many schools have support systems in place to help students struggling with learning disabilities, but they often cost thousands of dollars on top of already expensive tuition. Other students simply have no idea what services best suit them and their learning style. This study examines which services are the most needed and effective at 6 different schools, 2 schools that specialize in students with learning challenges, 2 community colleges, and 2 state universities. The study also examines levels of success among students who use LD services, versus those who don’t.