Perspectives of an Individual with Learning Disabilities on Attributes that Enable Success

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dc.contributor.author Devoe, Angela M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-01T18:11:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-01T18:11:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2040
dc.description.abstract This study utilized a qualitative approach to explore the perceptions of an individual with learning disabilities on the attributes that enabled life success. Specific attributes (i.e. self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance, goal-setting, use of effective support systems, emotional coping strategies, self-determination, self-efficacy, resiliency, and a balance of creative, analytical and pragmatic intelligence) were highlighted and explored to determine their existence and effect on life success. The life experiences and perspectives of a person with learning disabilities were gained through an interview process. Data collected during this process was analyzed in hopes of rendering commonalities between attributes possessed by the participant that seemingly encouraged success and attributes commonly described in the literature. Results indicated that the participant utilized a number of the noted attributes, but in a pattern that was unique to him. Themes emerged from the data that have implications for service providers, teachers, and the parents of the learning disabled. An example of such is the need to support and encourage the maximization of individual strengths within the learning disabled individual. Understanding the unique profiles of such individuals enables service providers to assist them on their road to success. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mount Saint Vincent University en_US
dc.subject Learning disabilities en_US
dc.subject Enable Success en_US
dc.subject Life experiences en_US
dc.subject Service providers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title Perspectives of an Individual with Learning Disabilities on Attributes that Enable Success en_US
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