Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School
Audrey Farrugia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sarah Ginsberg, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Jacquelyn McGinnis, Ph.D., ROT
The following study includes the investigation of academic and social perspectives of students with disabilities (SWD) and their relationships with university faculty members as it pertains to the use of accommodations. Participants frequently talked about accommodations as being a large part of their experiences in their college career. Graduate students with disabilities use of accommodations leads to many different topics of negative and positive experiences, which can influence perceptions and behaviors of SWD. This study was designed to be qualitative by collecting the interviews of participants who identify as having a disability and attend a university in the Midwestern United States. Participant interviews were collected and analyzed for commonality and similar ideas across each participant's experience
O'Toole, Lauren, "Experiences and perceptions of students with disabilities in higher education" (2020). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 1031.