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ERIC Number: ED320100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Learning Disabled Students: Making the Transition to College Life.
Satcher, Jamie
Persons with learning disabilities are choosing to attend college in increasing numbers. They bring with them special needs that must be met if they are to be successful. Federal legislation mandates that education programs receiving federal funds cannot discriminate against persons with disabilities. This places the burden of accommodation on the institution. Many colleges and universities are meeting the needs of learning disabled students through special programs. However, learning disabled students must choose carefully the colleges they attend and the classes they take to reap full benefits from these programs. They must also be willing to disclose their handicap to be eligible for these programs. High school counselors can play a major role in helping learning disabled students to make wise decisions when choosing colleges by serving as advocates and facilitators in the school-to-college transition of these students. In developing appropriate programs of educational services for learning disabled students, thorough assessment of their strengths, limitations, and needs should be conducted. Choosing courses that will meet these students' needs is a priority after college entrance. Social deficits and lack of social support are major areas of concern for learning disabled students. This group of students has special concerns related to their career development. Counseling services specifically for learning disabled students can meet these needs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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