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Reducing Barriers to Training of Blind Graduate Students in Psychology

by Heidi Joshi

To increase the number of psychologists with visual impairments, all levels of the pipeline, from graduate training through practica and internship, need to be accessible to this population. This study sought to determine the types of barriers students who are blind face in their psychology graduate programs. The areas explored in the study included accessing printed materials throughout participantsÂ’ graduate process, administering and scoring test protocols, accessing sources for research, and obtaining campus-wide communications. Attitudinal barriers were also explored in this study, particularly from supervisors, instructors, and peers. There is very little research in this area and as a result, this study was designed to elucidate the experiences of participants with visual impairments in their graduate programs. One goal was to give training institutions a better understanding of the barriers faced by students who are blind. Nineteen participants were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire consisting of yes/no and open-ended questions. Descriptive statistics were utilized in order to obtain the major themes of the responses. The most universal barrier related to the plethora of printed material encountered in graduate training. Nearly all of the participants discussed difficulties in obtaining printed material in alternate formats. They especially found it difficult to get enough sources in a timely manner for their research. Participants discussed missing class changes or other important details due to this information being posted in print and not accessible to them. Attitudes were a second barrier frequently encountered. Participants stated that they had to contend with the prejudicial attitudes of supervisors, professors, and peers who were meant to assist them in their process. Participants also discussed their wish to have more disability related awareness and education activities implemented in the curriculum of their graduate institutions. This would assist these institutions in overcoming the attitudinal barriers experienced by their students who were blind. However, participants also discussed supportive factors such as partners and professors who would provide appropriate classroom accommodations. Despite the over thirty years since passage of the rehabilitation act, and the fourteen years since the implementation of the American with Disabilities Act. Results indicate that numerous barriers still exist for graduate psychology students who are blind. These barriers must be aggressively addressed for persons who are blind to be afforded equal access to training in psychology.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADD

by Peterson's

Expanded and freshly updated, Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD is a great resource for students searching for a college that will provide them with the programs they need. Although more than 700 colleges offer programs specifically for students with learning disabilities, few books offer detailed information about the services that these schools offer.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

College Rules!, 3rd Edition

by Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard... Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way--they look back and think, "If only I'd known this from the start!" College Rules! will save you the time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Lesson #1: College is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class will need practical advice on how to successfully transition to college life. This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren't taught in lectures, including how to: Study smarter--not harderPlan a manageable course scheduleMaster e-learning technologiesInteract effectively with profsBecome a research pro--at the library and onlineOrganize killer study groupsFeel engaged--even in "yawn" coursesSurvive the stresses of exam weekSucceed even as an alternative or adult studentSet yourself up for stellar recommendations Saving time, energy, and aggravation by doing everything right the first time will free you up for that pizza break, ultimate frisbee game, or ski trip even quicker. Why? Because College Rules!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

How to Study in College

by Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens

8th Edition: Our ultimate goal in this book is to provide you with tools, skills, and systems that will lead to self-sufficiency.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

College Writing Skills with Readings

by John Langan

Grounded in John Langan's Four Bases - unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support - College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition

by Joe Kraynak and Ron Woldoff

A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE--now with a bonus CD-ROMThe Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.An updated test prep guide to the GREStrategies for all the question types on the 2011 examTwo fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM--for a total of 5 practice testsHundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughsEverything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROMWith clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Winning the Heart of the College Admissions Dean

by Joyce Slayton Mitchell

Applying to college is the culmination of years of hard work-late-night study sessions, grueling SAT preparation, and hours of dedication to extracurricular activities. It's also a process that often overwhelms both students and parents.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Learning Outside the Lines

by David Cole and Jonathan Mooney

Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities


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