Essay College Students of Today with Disabilities
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As pressures for higher education increase, more emphasis has been placed on the importance of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. This has led to the increased enrollment of students with learning disabilities over the past years. According to a recent survey from the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, one in eleven full-time first-year students entering college in 1998 self-reported a disability (Lynch, R.T., & Gussel, L. 1996). This translates to approximately 154,520 college students, or about 9% of the total number of first-year freshmen, who reported a wide range of disabilities, ranging from attention deficit disorder to writing disabilities (Horn).
The first signs of attention deficit disorder problems occur before the age of seven, and it has been estimated that between three to five percent of school-age children meets the criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyper Activity (Lynch, R.T. and Gussel, L. 1996). Developmental disorders