ERIC Number: ED316998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Postsecondary Education: Issues and Future Needs.
Shaw, Stan F.; And Others
A counseling perspective is applied to issues concerning the preparation of high school students with learning disabilities for postsecondary education and employment settings. The combination of academic limitations and difficulties in getting along with others provide continuing problems for these young adults. Instructional and counseling services need to help these students become increasingly more self-sufficient, independent thinkers who can self-advocate and be responsible for their actions. The literature review and discussion also considers such issues as the need to teach the generalization of learning strategies, the need for student placement teams to stress development of independence and responsibility, careful consideration of implications for future options when simplified or modified courses are taken, and the critical importance of social skill development. Eight suggestions offered by learning disabled college students for college-bound learning disabled high school students are listed. Also outlined are seven recommended steps in planning for transition. Contains 14 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Submitted to Issues in College Learning Centers, Long Island University.