Students with disabilities: Meta-analysis about the accommodations in college



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Students with disabilities are not your traditional students who attend higher education. These students face unique barriers when transitioning from secondary to higher education due to differences in institutional and legal factors. This study utilizes the` narrative qualitative meta synthesis framework to examine the six dissertations found by searching the ProQuest Dissertation and Theses digital database from 2003 through 2013 using the search terms postsecondary education, learning disabilities, transition, and accommodations. The overarching research question for this study was: What can we learn from the examination of higher education doctoral dissertations that focus on college students with learning disabilities completed between 2003 through 2013? The study’s findings provide an overview of doctoral research related to collegiate students with learning disabilities and the discussion section focuses on quality of abstracts, questions regarding the use of accommodations in post-secondary education, and the quality of disability services.



Students with disabilities, Transition, Accommodations, American's With Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)