Kaiser, A. J. (2003). College students with learning disabilities: Using psychoeducational test results to predict accommodations and learning disability type (Publication No. 3137442) [Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. https://www.proquest.com/docview/305327156
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL); ProQuest document ID: 305327156
This study explored several questions, including whether diagnostic labels assigned by professional learning disabilities diagnosticians based on diagnostic testing associated with the kinds of accommodations recommended, and whether the severity of each student's disability related to the nature or extent of the accommodations recommended.
Data were drawn from test reports for students with learning disabilities who attended two universities, one in Florida (n=218) and one in Iowa (n=600). The reports were written by licensed psychologists and sampled from a larger dataset.
The report included test scores from the following tests, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability and Achievement.
The diagnostic labels and severity of the learning disability was significantly correlated with recommended accommodations.