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Why services for Student with LD in PSE?
History Of LD and PSE Ontario
College and University difference Do the
STP and/or enhanced services for LD and/or ADHD students positively affect their academic performance as well as their engagement and retention rates?
Did successful students with LD and/or ADHD report enhanced institutional engagement, and more proactive behaviours in seeking supports, than unsuccessful students?
Did any specific intervention or instructional component correlate positively with students’ experiences or outcomes?
Did students who created a web page (student homepage) report experiencing any differences in their engagement with
Key findings that we learned
Barriers to engagement
Willingness to seek service willingness to disclose to professor
fear of discrimination from peers or professors; all of these influence students’ willingness to use
service and disclose – what service? .
What are the intake barriers experience at other institutions?
Is the assessment issue reliant in your province?
Summer Program Plus Service
Student Homepage : Integrating Technology and Content
What is a ‘studentHompage ’?
Why a Student Homepage ?
“I’m going to keep going until there’s no other way [but] that I have to drop out, until I’ve failed every single course. Otherwise, I’m going to stay in, and I’m going to do my best”(Ernesto: University, NSTP).
Best Practices: Articulation
Areas For Growth
Starting your own STP
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Deborah Tsagris EdD
Centre for Students with Disabilities
Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology
T: 905-721-2000 ext. 2006
Bill Muirhead PhD
Associate Provost Academic and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology