ERIC Number: ED296657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Learning Disabilities, Post-Secondary Education, and You.
Miller, Beth R.
Information on successful postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities is provided. Suggestions on preparation and pre-planning for postsecondary education focus on the parents' role during pre-school, elementary school, junior high school, and high school. The school or career center counselor needs to be aware of the special learning needs of students with learning disabilities. The counselor can provide references so the student can research independently the most suitable postsecondary educational option. The student plays a major role in planning for the future and should be encouraged to advocate for himself in conjunction with parental and professional advocacy. Several fact sheets published by Higher Education and Adult Training for People with Handicaps (HEATH) are recommended, and helpful directories are noted. A list of 13 questions to ask when touring a potential choice of institutions of higher education is provided. A special college computer search system available from National Committee for Citizens in Education (NCCE) is described. Helpful tips are given for when postsecondary education becomes a reality (what to do when applying and accepting). Suggestions from dyslexic students at Brown University include exercising discipline in the academic life, sitting up front in classes, using word processors for writing assignments, and becoming familiar with support resources. Contains 7 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Advocacy, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, Counselor Role, Dyslexia, Higher Education, Individual Needs, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role, Post High School Guidance, Social Support Groups, Student Attitudes, Student Placement, Student Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A