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Sparks, Richard L.; Lovett, Benjamin J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This study examined the supporting documentation submitted by students with learning disability (LD) diagnoses. The participants were 210 students who were enrolled in a college support program for students with disabilities at a private liberal arts college. Findings showed that although most students submitted a psychoeducational evaluation,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Higher Education, Documentation, Educational Diagnosis
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Sparks, Richard L.; Lovett, Benjamin J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
This study examined whether a large group of postsecondary students participating in a support program for students classified as having learning disabilities (LD) met criteria for five objective diagnostic models for LD: IQ-achievement discrepancy (1.0 SD, 1.5 SD, and greater than 2.0 SD) models, a "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Clinical Diagnosis, Criteria