ERIC Number: ED272099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Access for Learning Disabled Students. A Comprehensive Guide.
Scheiber, Barbara; Talpers, Jeanne
A guide to help learning disabled students achieve access to postsecondary campuses and to help campuses make accessibility a reality is presented. An explanation is offered of learning disabilities and the diagnostic processes used to determine the specific disabilities. Postsecondary options and selecting the appropriate institution are addressed, along with how to achieve campus access through academic advising, accommodations, study skills and personal adjustment. Guidelines are provided for evaluating the student's potential, ability, interests, goals, talents, and independent living skills. To help in choosing a school, information is provided about levels of support services, types of colleges and technical schools, and additional options, such as job training and adult education programs, independent living centers, and vocational rehabilitation programs. Additional topics include: the admissions process, college entrance exams, learning aids, alternative ways to fulfill course requirements, tutoring, time management, reading comprehension, listening and notetaking, writing, and classroom techniques. Information is provided on numerous resource organizations and additional publications, and suggestions for starting postsecondary programs for learning disabled students are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Accessibility (for Disabled), Ancillary School Services, College Admission, College Choice, Educational Diagnosis, Information Sources, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Student Adjustment, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Time Management, Tutoring
Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parents Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. Closer Look.