Promoting Choice Making for Students with Disabilities
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Individuals with learning disabilities face an array of barriers that impact their self-determination (Barrows, 2003). Learning disabilities are often considered a hidden disability, which means that others frequently fail to acknowledge that people with LD even have a disability (Barrows, 2003; Mishna, Muskat, Farnia, & Wiener, 2011), thereby limiting the variety of resources that are available to them. Students with LD experience high dropout rates in college (Showers & Kinsman, 2017), and are also at a disadvantage when it comes to completing the high school requirements in order to attend college. They are often susceptible to emotional and behavioral problems due to their repeated academic failures, especially in middle and high school when the academic demands become more stringent (Ormrod, 2017). When these students do attend college they often choose not to disclose their LD, thus putting them at risk for failure and dropout in the higher education setting.
Disability and Equity in Education
Sparks, S. L.,
Promoting Choice Making for Students with Disabilities.