ERIC Number: ED278178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
The High School-College Connection: A Guide for the Transition of Learning Disabled Students. Position Paper Series: Document No. 8.
Seidenberg, Pearl L.
A three-stage model transition program is proposed for the successful transition to higher education for learning disabled (LD) secondary students. Transition planning is defined as a process initiated by high school personnel to establish and implement a plan upon high school entry for LD students with college potential. Such planning should occur well before the senior year of high school, involve parents, and include interdisciplinary cooperation. The three stages of the process are: (1) high school instruction, (2) planning for transition, and (3) placement into an appropriate college program. The high school functional curriculum should be based on those entry level college skills needed by LD students and on integration into regular college preparatory classes. Individual transition plans should focus on any continuing services the college should be prepared to provide as well as careful selection of the college based on admissions criteria and availability of special services and accommodations. Colleges need to play a more active role in the transition process by assigning individuals to serve as high school liaisons and providing counseling support. Follow-up of students after college placement is important for program improvement. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY.
Note: Long Island University Transition Project--Learning How to Learn: A High School/College Linkage Model to Expand Higher Educational Opportunities for Learning Disabled Students. For related information, see EC 191 722.