As enrollment rates for students with learning disabilities steadily increase, post-secondary institutions must become more inclusive. Current literature reveals a gap in studies between post-secondary education and student views on access programs. Our endeavor focused on this community. The survey was distributed using SONA and by the Student Accessibility Services Office via Qualtrics. Our study looked at 312 participants, aged from 18 - over 30 years old and who varied in sex. More satisfaction with accommodations equated to more academic competence towards goals. However, the results showed less satisfaction with personal lives and self-acceptance. This is possibly due to participants having greater help with learning disabilities and less help with adjustments in their personal lives. Hopefully, this research will open new conversations between students with learning disabilities and universities, in order to better understand this special needs population.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Human Factors Psychology
Persaud, Jacqueline, "Learning Disabilities and the Impact of Accommodation Programs in Post-Secondary Education" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1406.