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Date of Award

Spring 2012

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Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education


This research explores and examines 1) the effectiveness of university sponsored educational strategies (formal and informal) for students with learning disabilities and 2) how individuals react to and manage their learning disability. This study is a mixed- methods design and uses surveys and interviews to collect data. Participants are college students registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for academic assistance at a four-year liberal Southeastern mid-sized university. Results showed that when students’ utilized university sponsored educational strategies, such as assistive technology, note-taking skills, and other accommodations their self-efficacy and confidence increased in relation to personal classroom achievements. Recommendations for future research are to use a larger population sample and to include a broader range of students with disabilities to get a larger response rate for generalizability purposes.

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