ERIC Number: ED461957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ERIC Digest.
Taymans, Juliana M.; West, Lynda L.
This digest discusses how secondary students with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can investigate postsecondary programs and find the right college to meet their needs. It begins by exploring when students should begin their college planning and the role of transition plans in determining student goals and vision for life as an adult. Students should understand their own learning needs to identify the accommodations they will require in postsecondary programs. The legal rights of students with disabilities after high school are outlined, as well as areas students should evaluate in determining the desirability of a college. The final section presents strategies for becoming informed about college programs, including: (1) participate in orientation programs to become familiar with campus life and ask questions about classes, faculty, resources, and services; (2) don't procrastinate about gathering information about courses and professors; (3) talk to other students about classes and professors; (4) audit classes to determine whether the class is right; (5) check the Internet for information about colleges and universities; and (6) meet the professor to ask questions about the course. (CR)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Civil Rights, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Planning, College Preparation, Decision Making, High Schools, Higher Education, Hyperactivity, Individualized Transition Plans, Learning Disabilities, Selection Tools, Student Rights, Transitional Programs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5709. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ericec.org.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Digest number E620.