ERIC Number: ED192281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Coping with College (The Successful College Student with a Learning Disability).
The reading instructor and clinician may need to come to terms with the need for a changing role in working with college students with severe reading problems. As a growing number of intellectually able children with severe reading problems are identified during elementary and secondary school years, more students with a history of learning disabilities will be applying to colleges and universities. Although early identification and specialized help should bring about success in reading for these students, there will continue to be students who will need to circumvent some of the traditional reading requirements and find more efficient ways to learn and perform in college. The role of the reading instructor and clinician in helping these students find more efficient ways of meeting their goals in college should include the following: (1) recognizing when a student needs and can benefit from specialized instruction; (2) recommending coping strategies that fit individual needs; and (3) determining when vocational or psychological counselling is needed. (A list of 14 suggestions for college students with specific learning problems is attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).