ERIC Number: ED330963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-22
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College and the LD Student: Where Does the School Counselor Fit In?
Satcher, Jamie; Dooley-Dickey, Katherine
Although the school counselor could play a critical role in the school to college transition for students with learning disabilities, it appears that these students are not being adequately served by the school counseling profession. A school counselor can assist students with college training potential in a number of ways: (1) begin planning well before the completion of high school; (2) be aware of admissions criteria at colleges under consideration, and how the college defines the term "qualified handicapped"; (3) consider the availability of student support services programs; (4) be sure to advise the college of the existence of a learning disability; and (5) consider the availability of accommodations and services to facilitate the adjustment of the student. The school counselor has the knowledge of college programs needed to facilitate the college planning of students with learning disabilities. Furthermore, school counselors' attitudes toward college training as an option for students who have learning disabilities may influence whether or not these students choose to pursue college training. Therefore, it is important that school counselors learn more about learning disabilities and take an active role in assisting these students in preparing for and entering college. (LLL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Reno, NV, April 21-24, 1991).