ERIC Number: ED396474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-8
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You Can Go to College.
This paper offers advice to high school students with learning disabilities and their parents regarding choice of a college and personal preparation for college. Three levels of college support programs are described: minimal (in which general academic support services and developmental classes are available); moderate (in which the program for students with disabilities is coordinated and students are completely mainstreamed); and intensive (with a specific developmental component, a self-advocacy component, and specialized counseling). The program at the University of the Ozarks (Arkansas) is described as an example of a college offering an intensive support program. Program factors that students should look for to address specific weaknesses in reading, written expression, and mathematics are discussed. High school students are also urged to prepare for college by: (1) learning to get up on time; (2) improving time management skills; (3) practicing self-discipline; (4) developing career goals; (5) learning to type; (6) taking as many math courses as possible; and (6) writing something every day. Appendices list suggested resources. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of the Ozarks AR
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association (Dallas, TX, March 6-9, 1996).