ERIC Number: ED314917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
College Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities. ERIC Digest #466.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This information digest emphasizes that learning-disabled students must be cautious in selecting a higher education program that matches the student's unique needs with the features of the learning disabilities program. Planning for a successful postsecondary education begins with developing an appropriate individualized educational program in high school, to ensure that students complete high school with the necessary skills, content, knowledge, and a positive self-concept. Students also need to develop skills in evaluating courses, planning long-range study time, and interacting with faculty and other students. The role of high school counselors includes providing students with detailed information about potential postsecondary institutions and analyzing students' needs in terms of the availability and quality of support services. The digest concludes with a list of questions which should be asked in making the final college selection. Four references and a list of five college guides are included. The digest was developed from a paper by S. F. Shaw et al. titled "Preparing Learning Disabled High School Students for Postsecondary Education." (JDD)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Preparation, College Programs, College Students, Counselor Role, Decision Making, Guidance Personnel, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, School Counselors
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publications Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.