ERIC Number: ED285316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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Preparing Learning Disabled High School Students for Postsecondary Education.
Shaw, Stan F.; And Others
Increasing numbers of capable learning disabled students are attempting to make the difficult transition from high school to postsecondary programming. A comprehensive approach to better serve the college-bound learning disabled high school student includes early transition planning, instructional programming, social skills intervention, and selection of appropriate postsecondary settings. The early transition plan should identify the student during the freshman year, collect and review data about the student's school performance, facilitate initial joint decision making by school personnel, parents, and the student, and develop a comprehensive high school program. Instructional programming must focus on the development of generalization strategies for independent learning. Learning disabled high school students must be taught the social skills necessary for a successful college experience. The search for an appropriate postsecondary placement should begin early in the high school experience and involve the help of parents and high school personnel. It is essential to find a program that meets the individual needs of each student. A five-page reference list concludes the document. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (65th, Chicago, IL, April 20-24, 1987).