ERIC Number: ED365075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-1
Increasing the Success of Learning Disabled High School Students in Their Transition to the Community College through the Use of Support Services.
Barretti, Michael R.
This practicum was designed to develop transition skills of students with learning disabilities into the community college through a support services program designed to enhance academic and social competencies. A series of instructional sessions (24 hourly sessions) were held separately with 10 first semester college students and 10 graduating high school seniors with learning disabilities. Instruction was given in: (1) understanding one's disability, finding strategies necessary to compensate for it; (2) understanding learning style, promoting self-advocacy, enhancing study skills; and (3) dealing with frustration and low self-esteem, examining alternatives to college. The practicum also developed and implemented a model transition program for college use and developed and implemented a set of easily administered and scored evaluative instruments to identify entering LD students. Evaluation indicated the program exceeded expectations by increasing both academic and social competencies for participants. Appendices provide additional practicum details and include the student questionnaire, a learning style profile, a study habits survey, a social competency checklist, a learning disability questionnaire, a self-advocacy questionnaire, an academic stress survey, a self-esteem inventory, an alternative choices questionnaire, and a student profile format. (Contains 36 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Style, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, High School Seniors, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Pupil Personnel Services, Remedial Instruction, Self Advocacy, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Development, Student Personnel Services, Study Skills, Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.