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ERIC Number: ED333683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities, Graduate School, and Careers: The Student's Perspective.
Adelman, Pamela B.; Wren, Carol T.
This booklet discusses the nature of learning disabilities and their impact for learning-disabled college students considering attending graduate school or entering the workplace. The information is presented through the personal stories of two learning-disabled young adults, one who was identified as learning disabled in elementary school and the other in college. Their stories appear on the left side of each two-page section, and general information related to their experience follows on the facing right-hand page. The information provided covers the following topics: adjusting to a learning disability; common problems of LD adults in college and beyond; finding and understanding diagnostic evaluations; strategies for success; taking advantage of LD services; roadblocks to success; career planning and pre-work experience; graduate school; choosing the right career; strategies for finding jobs; avoiding and handling problems on the job; compensation and accommodation on the job; disclosure; and understanding one's rights. A resource list of college entrance exams, directories, organizations and support centers, taped texts, and publications concludes the booklet. Stapled to the center of the booklet is a pamphlet by Susan Little titled "An Employer's Guide to Learning Disabilities," which describes learning disabilities and outlines employers' legal duties in interviewing applicants and supervising employees. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Barat Coll., Lake Forest, IL.; De Paul Univ., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: N/A