Date of Award

12-6-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Rachel Mathews, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Ruth L. Meese, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Scott Lissner

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the directors of support centers are prepared to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities in college. The subjects in this study were selected from all two and four year public schools from three states. They responded to a questionnaire about their training and the pertinence of their training to their work . The data were analyzed using a Pearson-r to examine the relationship between the variables . All questions were found to be statistically significant. Seventy-five percent of the variables were found to be significant at the .001 level

Training in legal issues, assessment measures, and the definitions and history of learning disabilities were all regarded as relevant to job placement. The research concluded that training in these issues should be continued by colleges. A limitation to this study was that there are many skills relevant to directors of support centers that were not included in the survey.

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