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ERIC Number: ED369637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 8
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College As a Transition Option for Students with Learning Disabilities.
Hildreth, Bertina L.; And Others
Students with learning disabilities (LD) are now enrolling more frequently in higher education programs. This paper reviews the needs of college students with LD, the roles various school staff members can play in preparing students with LD to meet the demands of college, resources useful in preparing students for transition, and transition of students from secondary to postsecondary programs in rural areas. The skills needed for LD students to experience success in college are in the areas of academic skills, social skills, self-esteem, and self-help. An appropriate starting point for successful transition planning is an honest assessment by the student, parents, and teachers concerning these four skill areas. With the help of parents and counselors, LD students interested in college should discuss the demands of college, enroll in as many regular education classes as possible, internalize coping skills, and investigate programs at local colleges and universities. Helpful resources include a curriculum for transition to college, an educational planning strategy, support organizations, and various books. In rural settings, teachers generally have ample knowledge of family characteristics and resources and a more holistic view of their students. Disadvantages of transition in rural areas include a lack of awareness of opportunities, and less variety in high school course selection. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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