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 Ultimate Teen Guide
Author: Cheryl Gerson Tuttle,JoAnn Augeri Silva
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810866706
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 232
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Teens who learn how to advocate for themselves and who then act are not only taking steps to right whatever wrong they have been facing, they are also preparing themselves for successful adult life. Self-Advocacy: The Ultimate Teen Guide offers the tools and skills teens need to help themselves succeed when they decide to challenge the status quo.

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.

Integrating Transition Planning Into the IEP Process

Author: Lynda L. West
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children
Category: Education
Page: 68
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The purpose of this guide is to assist those involved in the transition planning process to help students with disabilities achieve a smooth transition from school to adult life. The guide addresses topics that deal with the preparation of students with disabilities as they leave high school. The guide's eight chapters deal with: (1) defining transition and transition planning and outlining relevant legislation; (2) transition and self-advocacy, and the student's rights and responsibilities at the Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting; (3) identification of needs and student assessment, including methods of collecting data, how to use assessment data, and types of assessment; (4) developing an individual plan for transition, focusing on targeted outcomes and roles and responsibilities of IEP team members; (5) curriculum for successful transition, including functional curriculum, daily living skills, social skills, occupational skills, and other topics; (6) support services in secondary and postsecondary settings; (7) transition planning and interagency cooperation; and (8) program evaluation and follow-up, which emphasizes the need for student follow-up as a necessary part of transition. Appendixes provide sample IEP statements, goals and objectives, suggested transition activities, and a sample IEP form. (Contains 34 references.) (CR)

Promoting Self-determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854609
Category: Education
Page: 206
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Affordable and complete, this book provides evidence-based strategies to promote self-determination, and is the first volume to combine both theory and practice in this area. Because self-determination is a key issue for students with moderate and severe disabilities, this is an ideal resource for middle and secondary special educators, school psychologists, and other school practitioners.


From Emotions to Advocacy : the Special Education Survival Guide
Author: Peter W. D. Wright,Pamela Darr Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781892320094
Category: Education
Page: 311
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

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.

LD SAT Study Guide

Author: Paul Osborne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578870
Category: Study Aids
Page: 629
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"This book covers the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the SAT and provides students with learning disabilities with a unique set of features to help them succeed"--Cover, p. 4.


Instructional and Assessment Strategies
Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer,Sharon L. Field
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293430
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities

2nd Ed
Author: Keith Storey,Craig Miner
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091579
Category: People with disabilities
Page: 272
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This book provides an overview of systematic instructional strategies and is written in a format so that teachers and other service providers can immediately put the information to use. It specifically focuses upon systematic instruction for individuals with disabilities (school age and adults) and is generic across age groups as well as disability labels. The book focuses on improving instructional practices for students and adults with disabilities. Practitioners may understand the importance of placing individuals in different settings (e.g., inclusive classrooms, supported employment sites) but not understand how to improve their skills once they are in that setting. This book is intended to give teachers and other service providers the instructional skills for improving the skills of the individuals that they are serving. The most unique feature of the text is that it is written specifically for practitioners in the field (teachers and adult service providers) as well as those in training rather than being written for other academics. An advantage of this book is that those preparing teachers and others can easily use it in methods courses as it covers instructional methodology that is seldom covered in detail in most texts. College instructors will find the book a good choice for their classes based upon: the consistent format throughout the book; the “readability” of the book for students; the comprehensive coverage of systematic instruction; and the direct applicability to applied settings. Others providing instruction, supervision, and training to direct service providers will find this book useful, such as those working in schools as well as those in transition and adult service settings.

Teaching Students with Learning Problems (with MyEducationLab)

Author: Cecil D. Mercer,Ann R. Mercer,Paige C. Pullen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131381261
Category: Education
Page: 571
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Logically organized, comprehensive, and thoroughly applied, the eighth edition of Teaching Students with Learning Problems contains the resources teachers need to make informed decisions concerning their students with learning or behavior problems. No text on the market offers this many classroom-tested strategies, including activities and games. Unique in its coverage the materials and computer software most appropriate for students with learning problems in every content area, this top-selling text continues to be the most practical and well-researched resource for classroom teachers. New! MyEducationLab margin notes throughout the text lead readers to online material that will deepen their understanding of important chapter topicsContent area chapters begin with assessment, then discuss the research and methods that work best with students with learning problems, followed by classroom strategies to help every student succeed. Behavior management and affective intervention coverage provides teachers with the tools to help students succeed. New! Response to Intervention coverage throughout chapters explains this important information as it relates to IDEA 2004. Common characteristics of different categories of learning problems help teachers identify problems related to instruction to better choose appropriate teaching techniques.

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.

A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-determination

Author: Sharon Field
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children
Category: Education
Page: 177
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Targeted at special education teachers/special population instructors, work experience coordinators, vocational assessment personnel, and guidance counselors, this guide examines the relationships among career development, transition, and self-determination for students with disabilities. The guide uses a question-and-answer format to identify and respond to key topics that practitioners need to address to promote student self-determination in their service settings, and provides detailed reviews of over 30 curriculum materials and assessment tools in the area of self-determination. Specific chapters address: (1) the importance of self-determination and school and family-based interventions to support the development of self-determination; (2) student involvement in the Individualized Education Program and transition process and specific strategies to prepare students for participation and to increase student participation; (3) assessment of self-determination; (4) instructional practices that promote self-determination and family and school administrator roles in promoting self-determination in students; (5) self-determination instructional materials review; and (6) key issues and future directions in self-determination. Curriculum and assessment resources available to educators and service providers are described throughout the guide along with appropriate contact information. In addition, an appendix includes an annotated bibliography of recent articles and books written on the topic of self-determination. (Each chapter contains references.) (CR)

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*

*Learning Differences
Author: Gary L. Fisher,Rhoda Cummings,Rhoda Woods Cummings,Jackie Urbanovic
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575421194
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 102
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First published in 1990, this survival guide has helped countless young people labeled “learning disabled”—and the adults who care about them. Meanwhile, laws have changed and technology has advanced. This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know they're smart and can learn, they just learn differently. It answers the many questions they have, like “Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn?” and “What happens when you grow up?” It explains what LD means (and doesn't mean); defines different kinds of LD; describes what happens in LD programs; helps kids deal with sad, hurt, and angry feelings; suggests ways to get along better in school and at home; and inspires young people to set goals and plan for the future. Includes resources for parents and teachers.

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.

Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Lucy C. Martin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229612X
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Written by a teacher for teachers, this engaging book provides more than 100 practical strategies for students with learning disabilities, along with guidance on accommodations and assessment.

Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities

A Path to Pride and Success
Author: Margo Vreeburg Izzo,Lederick R. Horne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598577358
Category: Education
Page: 208
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"Dare to Dream" discusses critical topics for young people with hidden disabilties, such as self-advocating, developing positive relationships with mentors, planning for college, successful working life, interpersonal skills, and satisfying relationships.