College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience
Author: Cynthia G. Simpson,Vicky G. Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593633592
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 172
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With special secitions addressing ADD/ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, offers learning disabled students strategies and guidance for choosing the right college, preparing for university life, and succeeding in their studies.

College Success for Students with Disabilities

A Guide to Finding and Using Resources, with Real-World Stories
Author: Irene Ingersoll
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662886
Category: Education
Page: 248
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The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out--at a much higher rate than their peers. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college. The author explains Americans with Disabilities Act laws and outlines steps for requesting and implementing college staff, classroom and testing accommodations. Student testimonies are included, advising on which assistive technologies and resources have worked to achieve academic success.

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience
Author: Chris Wise Tiedemann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593638610
Category: Education
Page: 143
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"College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities" is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

A Practical Guide to Transition Planning
Author: Stan F. Shaw,Joseph W. Madaus,Lyman Lee Dukes
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570168
Category: Education
Page: 293
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Outlines the challenges people with disabilities face when they enter higher education, and offers practical solutions for helping them develop the academic and social skills that can provide for a healthy transition to college.

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864675
Category: Education
Page: 163
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The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

College for Students with Disabilities

We Do Belong
Author: Pavan John Antony,Stephen M. Shore
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501018
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Sharing the personal stories of individuals with disabilities who describe both the challenges and successes of their time in higher education, and with a major section on the findings of broad ranging research into the experiences of such students, the book explores the current situation, what works, and how things can be improved. "You are not college material" or "you don't belong in college" are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them. Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.

Self-Advocacy Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities

Making It Happen in College and Beyond
Author: Henry B. Reiff
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781934032060
Category: Education
Page: 215
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Filled with strategies, and resources, this book uses the author's groundbreaking research about successful adults with learning disabilities, to promote self-advocacy. This work is brimming with useful and practical information. It is easily understood and embraced by students with learning disabilities, their parents, guidance counselors, and stakeholders in the fields of both higher and special education.

The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Author: Marybeth Kravets,Princeton Review,Imy F. Wax
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375429611
Category: Education
Page: 831
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Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities


Author: Carol Kochhar-Bryant,Diane S. Bassett,Kristine W. Webb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412952798
Category: Education
Page: 237
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This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
Author: Susan Yellin,Christina Cacioppo Bertsch
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Category: Education
Page: 272
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*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

Going to College

Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Author: Elizabeth Evans Getzel,Paul Wehman
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667427
Category: Education
Page: 314
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A successful college education for students with mild disabilities is the goal of this research-based book, which covers everything from college selection and application to classroom supports and accommodations.

Learning Outside The Lines

Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And Adhd Give You The Tools F
Author: Jonathan Mooney,David Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104735
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Think College!

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Author: Meg Grigal,Debra Hart
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669179
Category: Education
Page: 323
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As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families. With this thorough guide to today's PSE options and tomorrow's possibilities, professionals will help students with intellectual disabilities take full advantage of their educational opportunities--and set the stage for a successful, fulfilling community life. Insights professionals need to help students access college coursework request accommodations work well with faculty set educational goals assess progress develop social relationships evaluate employment opportunities participate in work-based learning experiences secure paid employment and more

Success for College Students with Learning Disabilities


Author: Susan A. Vogel,Pamela B. Adelman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468464167
Category: Education
Page: 360
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JANET W. LERNER This timely volume explores issues pertinent to the emerging subject of college education for adults with learning disabilities. The inspiration for the book was a conference held at Barat College in Lake Forest Illinois on April 7, 1990, entitled College Students with Learning Disabilities: Reviewing the '80s and Planning for the '90s. The occasion was the celebration of the tenth anniversary of Barat College's program for college students with learning disabilities. Papers presented at this con ference, plus several additional invited chapters, and those of the co editors are included in this much needed publication. Only a few years ago, college was out of the question for most adults with learning disabilities. It is heartening to note that this situation has changed substantially over the last 15 or so years, with great strides in opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to acquire a college level education. From a slow beginning with programs such as the one at Barat College, there are today programs and support services in a variety of settings at a growing number of colleges and universities. Many indi viduals with learning disabilities can look forward to experiencing college and better preparing themselves for the future. The collection of papers in this book offers a comprehensive review of this exciting and challenging field.

Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD


Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau
Publisher: Magination Pr
ISBN: 9781591473893
Category: Psychology
Page: 93
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Offers tips and practical suggestions for high school or college students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, including how to arrange for extended-time exams and select an appropriate major.

Disability as Diversity in Higher Education

Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success
Author: Eunyoung Kim,Katherine C. Aquino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317287703
Category: Education
Page: 262
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Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment—as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level—but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings. Contextualizing disability through the lens of intersectionality, Disability as Diversity in Higher Education illustrates how higher education institutions can use policies and practices to enhance inclusion and student success.

Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities


Author: Robert Reid,Torri Ortiz Lienemann,Jessica L. Hagaman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462512208
Category: Education
Page: 308
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"Practical and accessible, this book provides the first step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, which has been shown to be one of the most effective instructional techniques for students with learning problems. Presented are proven strategies that students can use to improve their self-regulated learning, study skills, and performance in specific content areas, including written language, reading, and math. Clear directions for teaching the strategies in the elementary or secondary classroom are accompanied by sample lesson plans and many concrete examples. Enhancing the book's hands-on utility are more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms"--

The Dyslexic Advantage

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452297923
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 283
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The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.

How Did You Get Here?

Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to Harvard
Author: Thomas Hehir,Laura A. Schifter,Wendy S. Harbour
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507811
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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How Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences—from early childhood through college—of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University.