Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Academic supports and college success for students with a learning disability
by Rodriguez, Lauren P., Psy.D., Alfred University, 2015, 65; 3734337
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined students with learning disabilities’ use of academic consultation, a specific academic support, during the first year of college and the relation it had to completing the undergraduate degree. Forty-one participants were recruited via e-mail, telephone, and social media in order to request their consent to have the researcher access their academic and support services records. Results indicate that the number of academic consultant meetings attended during the first year of college did not have a significant impact on overall GPA or GPA at the end of the third semester. Those who used test accommodations during their first year were more likely to graduate in four years than those students who did not use their test accommodations during the first year. The findings suggest incoming first year students with learning disabilities should be aware of the importance of seeking out and registering with the disability office on campus in order to arrange for their test accommodations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Atlas, Jana
Commitee: Burch, Andrea, Curtin, Kevin, Greil, Arthur
School: Alfred University
Department: Counseling and School Psychology
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 77/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Higher education
Keywords: Academic support, Accommodation, College, Learning disability
Publication Number: 3734337
ISBN: 978-1-339-22922-5
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