ERIC Number: ED334730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
College and the High School Student with Learning Disabilities: The Student's Perspective.
Wren, Carol; And Others
This booklet discusses the possibility of college for learning-disabled student and encourages high school students interested in going on to college to carefully prepare themselves. The booklet offers the personal stories of two learning disabled (LD) students, one of whom was diagnosed as LD in third grade while the other was not diagnosed until college. Their stories appear on the left-hand page of each two-page section, and general information related to their experience follows on the facing right-hand page. The booklet covers: common problems of LD students, coping with feelings, talking to teachers and friends, getting special help, coping in mainstreamed classes, working toward college, roadblocks to success, how high schools can help, how parents can help, finding a college, planning a college schedule, making good use of LD programs, and strategies for success. The booklet concludes with a glossary and a list of three organizations, three directories, and four other publications on LD issues. (JDD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, College Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role, Personal Narratives, School Role, Student Characteristics, Student Experience
Director, Project Learning Strategies, DePaul University, SAC 220, 2323 N. Seminary, Chicago, IL 60614 ($2.00, prepaid with a self-addressed envelope).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: De Paul Univ., Chicago, IL.