ERIC Number: EJ746745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: 41
The Impact of the IDEA 2004 on Transition to College for Students with Learning Disabilities
Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v21 n4 p273-281 Nov 2006
The newly reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 contains several significant changes that will directly impact students with learning disabilities (LD) who are preparing for transition to postsecondary education. These modifications include transition planning, reevaluations, new criteria for the diagnosis of LD, and the summary of performance requirement. This article presents an overview of pertinent changes in each of these key areas, as well as discussion of how these modifications will impact students in transition. Recommendations are offered for secondary and postsecondary personnel regarding these changes.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Postsecondary Education, School Personnel, Educational Change, Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act