ERIC Number: ED451630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
A Nuts and Bolts Guide to College Success for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
Bourgeois, Jennie; Treubig, Kathy
This handbook is designed to provide Louisiana students with deafness or hearing impairments with information and strategies for successfully attending college. It begins by discussing the drop out rates for college students with disabilities and the rights of students with disabilities under federal laws. The following section addresses self-advocacy skills, and tips for communicating with people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Fact sheets are provided for communicating with an individual with deafness in a one-to-one situation, in a group, through an interpreter, employment interview, on the job site, in writing, and on the telephone. Subsequent sections discuss: (1) pre-college and transition, a suggested timeline chart for transition from high school to college, and questions to bring to your college's disability services offices; (2) financial aid, determining financial aid packages, major student financial aid programs, and scholarships; (3) accommodations, disability documentation, and testing accommodations; (4) academic issues, choosing your classes, improving your concentration, and preparing a resume; and (5) campus life, asking for dorm rooms to be made accessible, obtaining medical treatment, and reasons for participating in extracurricular activities. The final section lists resources for students with deafness or hearing impairments. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, College Preparation, College Students, Coping, Deafness, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Self Advocacy, Student Financial Aid, Student Rights
Postsecondary Education Consortium, University of Tennessee, College of Education, Center on Deafness, 2229 Dunford Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-4020. Tel: 865-974-0607; Fax: 865-974-3522; Web site: http://www.sunsite.utk.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Postsecondary Education Consortium, Knoxville, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana