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

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

by Cynthia Simpson, Vicky Spencer
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College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience by Cynthia Simpson, Vicky Spencer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593634865
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lcconsulting More than 1 year ago
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.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
“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.