College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience

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The complete handbook for college-bound kids with learning disabilities.

Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen's life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for ...

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Overview

The complete handbook for college-bound kids with learning disabilities.

Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen's life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. Special sections also discuss ADD/ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

The book covers pertinent topics such as understanding the rights and responsibilities of students with special needs, talking to professors and peers, getting involved, asking for and receiving accommodations, and utilizing one's strengths to meet and exceed academic standards. This unique reference book also includes a handy guide to universities with special programs and advice from current college students with disabilities to empower future students and provide them with hope for success.

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In order for IEPs to reflect the necessary goals, college planning for students with learning disabilities ought to begin in eighth grade. In a conversational tone, interspersed with lists of tips, tables, and worksheets, the authors guide students (and parents and counselors) through practical considerations while emphasizing that student self-advocacy is essential. Boxes labeled "Learning to Ask the Right Questions" with need-to-know items are especially useful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593633592
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 779,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Simpson, PhD, is an associate professor and program coordinator for special education at Sam Houston State University and an educational consultant in the areas of assessment and inclusive practices. Vicky Spencer, PhD, is an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. Her current research interests include instruction for students with disabilities and inclusive classroom settings.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: College Planning for Students With Learning Disabilities and Other Special Needs xi

Chapter 1 Making the Change: Transition Planning 1

Chapter 2 Stand Up for Yourself: Advocacy 27

Chapter 3 College as the Next Step 45

Chapter 4 Preparing to Attend College 77

Chapter 5 Academics 101

Chapter 6 Adapting to University Life 127

Final Thoughts 143

Glossary of Terms 145

Additional Web Site Resources 151

References 165

About the Authors 171

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Great Resource for Students and Families

    College Success for Students with Learning Disabilies is a great resource for parents and students who are not sure how to begin preparing for life after high school. The websites provided after each chapter were a great addition to the book. I recommend that high school counselors and career planning centers add this book to their library.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    “College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities” provides parents and students with physical disabilities a much-needed guide to help students transition from high school to college.  This easy-to-read handbook provides information on important legal rights, responsibilities of the college and student, helpful points to consider, a wealth of resources, and the perspective of current students in the form of interviews.  Students are also given information on the general process of how to request accommodations in college and what those accommodations may or may not look like.  In addition to the resources at the end of each chapter, the appendix includes a listing of full-service colleges and colleges that provide past the minimum requirements put forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This book follows a linear progression from planning to succeed in college while still in high school, to what to expect, how to conduct a search for a college, and then through to academic success.  Throughout the book, the importance of planning early and personal responsibility are reiterated.  Personal responsibility is examined both from an academic and personal care perspective.  Any student with physical disabilities, especially those still in the planning stages of college, and their parents could benefit from this clear guide as to how to transition smoothly from the high school setting to the college setting.  

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