ERIC Number: ED302799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
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Career Development Potential of University Students with Learning Disabilities.
University students with learning disabilities (LDs) have faced a wide range of barriers which have often eroded their self-confidence and complicated their career planning process. The fact that many of these students can succeed in the university and the world of work would suggest that university LD students have a "nonsubmersible" quality that allows them to surface regardless of the obstacles thrown their way. They represent an intelligent group of very talented, creative, and hard-working human resources. Many of these students have the potential to make significant contributions to society due to their unique problem solving strategies and their willingness to persevere against numerous odds. The Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) is only one model for providing assistance to LD university students. The model has the advantage of offering a developmental, holistic approach which not only facilitates the students' career planning, but also has the potential to facilitate the personal, social, and academic development of the students. Career counselors do not have to be working within a LDP model to become effective with LD students. Many of the strategies and interventions discussed can be applied in a variety of career counseling environments. With the proper assistance, many students with fVs should be able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in school and in work. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (14th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 26-28, 1988).