Academic and Athletic Self-concept of Students with Learning Disabilities: Their Perceptions

By Poonam C. Dev, Jonelle M. Smith, Marilynn Lesczynski and Phyllis M. Ladrigan.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Students with learning disabilities do not always see themselves as less competent than their peers. Results revealed that about 38% of respondents felt they were as smart as their peers.

Keywords: Learning Disabilities, Self-concept

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp.341-344. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 822.535KB).

Prof. Poonam C. Dev

Professor Poonam Dev has a Doctorate in Special Education from Purdue University (USA) and teaches at Nazareth College in upstate New York. Her research focuses on students with learning disabilities.

Jonelle M. Smith

Jonelle Smith is a teacher and coach in the Fairport Central School District, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science in Education from Nazareth College. Her interests include working with students with special needs in academic and athletic settings.

Marilynn Lesczynski

Marilynn Lesczynski teaches in Honeoye Falls, New York. She has a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Science in Education from Nazareth College. Her interests include working with students with as well as without special needs in various settings.

Phyllis M. Ladrigan

Phyllis Ladrigan is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Gerontology Program, Co-leader of “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Culturally Competent and Congruent Health Care”, a Federally funded project at Nazareth College as a Finger Lakes Geriatric Congruent Education Center Partner. She has served as chair of the Div. of Social Sciences and authored many publications and presentations.

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