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Title:Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Library and Information Science Educators Address the Learning Needs of Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Author(s):Dow, Mirah; Bushman, Bobbie
Subject(s):Instructional librarian
Intellectual disabilities
Higher education
Postsecondary education
Disability services Inclusion
Abstract:Research-based evidence is needed to raise awareness of the need for full equity and representation of individuals with disabilities in higher education including students with intellectual disabilities (ID). This research presents details in American law related to individuals with disabilities, describes intellectual disability according to widely recognized authorities, discusses implications for standards for inclusive education, identifies existing postsecondary education (PSE) course and program types, and addresses library and information science (LIS) educators’ opportunities for preparing graduate library students in serving and instructing individuals with ID in higher education. Suggestions for future research to further investigate the information needs of stakeholders who impact the success of PSE students with ID including individuals with ID; parents; K-12 teachers, counselors, and support staff; PSE administrators, faculty, and support staff; legislators and policymakers; government serviceproviders, and community leaders and groups, as well as continued research to investigate how LIS educators are involved in teaching graduate library students to instruct and support the education of PSE students with ID.
Issue Date:2020-10-13
Series/Report:Information Literacy
Academic Libraries
Social Justice
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-09

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