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ERIC Number: EJ803957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Preparing High School Students with Learning Disabilities for Success in College: Implications for Students, Parents, and Educators
Cowan, Richard J.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n1 p5-14 2006
There has been a tremendous increase in the number of students with learning disabilities entering postsecondary education over the past three decades. Unfortunately, a significant proportion of these students experience difficulty making the transition into higher education. Many experts attribute these difficulties to the significant differences between high school and postsecondary educational settings, including differences in rights and protections under federal legislation. This article provides a summary of literature-derived recommendations for parents and educators working with college-bound students with learning disabilities. The article includes an overview and discussion of three major transition models (i.e., the Higher Education Transition Model, the Transdisciplinary Transition Model, and a comprehensive five-year model) as they relate to a "best practices" approach to the transition process. (Contains 3 tables.)
Learning Disabilities Association of America. 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Tel: 412-341-1515; Fax: 412-344-0224; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A