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College predisposition and the influence of central auditory processing disorders


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Models of college choice indicate that the "predisposition stage" is the period when a person decides if they plan to attend college. To date, a fair amount of research has been done on how students without any form of disability experience this phase of the college choice process. However, there is a gap in the college choice research, specifically in the predisposition phase, related to the experience of students with hidden disabilities. For the purpose of this study, central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs) were the hidden disabilities under investigation. CAPDs do not impair hearing or limit intelligence, but can hinder attention, understanding of verbal information, and social, emotional and behavioral maturation. Purposeful sampling was used in this exploratory, qualitative inquiry, investigating the college predisposition experience of 8 students with CAPDs. Interviews with the 8 students and 8 parents helped answer the research question, "How do traditional college choice (predisposition) theories relate to students with central auditory processing disorders?" The results of this study suggest that the significance of parental assistance is dramatically greater for this population than what is traditionally reflected in the college choice literature. Parental factors dwarfed the influence of peers, schools, and environment in this study, suggesting implications for research and practice.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Rehabilitation;
Therapy;
Speech therapy;
Higher education
Classification
0382: Rehabilitation
0382: Therapy
0460: Speech therapy
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Central auditory processing disorders; College choice; College predisposition; Educational aspirations
Title
College predisposition and the influence of central auditory processing disorders
Author
Everly, Janet Stout
Number of pages
166
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0093
Source
DAI-A 67/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542936753
Advisor
Hossler, Don
University/institution
Indiana University
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3239655
ProQuest document ID
305309437
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305309437
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