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.

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.

College And Career Success For Students With Learning Disabilities


Author: Roslyn Dolber
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780844244792
Category: Education
Page: 306
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This welcome guide helps learning-disabled students tackle all the critical issues of college and career. Tracing the many steps in the college assessment and application process with an eye to the special needs of this group, the book covers finding and gaining admission to the right college, preparing cover letters and resumes, exploring career options through networking and interviewing, evaluating job offers, and more.

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.

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.

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals


Author: John Santrock,Jane Halonen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428231129
Category: Education
Page: 432
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YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 6th Edition, enables student self-awareness and facilitates active learning strategies in pursuit of college success goals. This practical, experiential textbook presents a six-step model that focuses students on achievable goals: Know Yourself, Clarify Your Values, Develop Your Competence, Manage Your Life, Expand Your Resources, and Build a Bright Future. These themes are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Self-assessments and exercises give students the chance to record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success throughout the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
Author: Sandra F. Rief,Judith Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047054984X
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals


Author: Jane S. Halonen,John W. Santrock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371434X
Category: Education
Page: 432
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YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 7th Edition, supports students as they adjust and learn to thrive in college, providing students with a foundation to become independent learners. The Seventh Edition can be used with any college student--fresh out of high school, returning to the classroom after being in the workforce, native-born or international. The new edition is now organized to reflect the basis of the college success model that has framed previous editions of this textbook. The unique six-part learning model helps students focus on achievable strategies in the following areas: Know Yourself, Clarify Values, Develop Competence, Manage Life, Connect and Communicate, and Build a Bright Future. Revised in terms of both content and design, the Seventh Edition contains new student profiles, expanded career success sections and hundreds of new references to make each chapter more current and satisfying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or ADD.


Author: Peterson's (Firm)
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768912685
Category: Education
Page: 650
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Program details on diagnostic testing, orientation and summer programs, fees, and application requirements, explore unique aids and services, and discover insider advice from a Learning Disabilities Program Director.

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.

Tag und Nacht und auch im Sommer


Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641118670
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jahre als Lehrer Dreißig Jahre lang hat Frank McCourt, der Amerikaner mit der unglücklichen irischen katholischen Kindheit, in New Yorker Schulen unterrichtet. Jetzt erzählt er, was er von seinen insgesamt zwölftausend Schülern gelernt hat – als Lehrer, als Geschichtenerzähler, als Schriftsteller. Ein Buch, wie man es liebt, aber selten findet: voll Witz und Charme, voll Verzweiflung, Ironie und Lebensweisheit.

Serving Students with Disabilities

New Directions for Student Services, Number 91
Author: Holley A. Belch
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 1118216652
Category: Education
Page: 110
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This issue examines what student services professionals can do to ensure the success of the growing population of students with disabilities. The contributors explore the critical role that community and dignity play in creating a meaningful educational experience for students with disabilities and show how to help these students gain meaningful access and full participation in campus activities. In addition to such common concerns as fulfilling legal requirements and overcoming architectural barriers, the contributors also address a full range of important issues such as effective approaches to recruitment and retention, strategies for career and academic advising, and the impact of financial resources on funding programs and services. This is the 91st issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services.

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.