ERIC Number: EJ815818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
Evidenced Based Practices that Promote Transition to Postsecondary Education: Listening to a Decade of Expert Voices
Webb, Kristine W.; Patterson, Karen B.; Syverud, Susan M.; Seabrooks-Blackmore, Janice J.
Exceptionality, v16 n4 p192-206 Oct 2008
As increasing numbers of students with disabilities access postsecondary education, research studies and literature reviews have investigated the needs of these students who chose to pursue postsecondary education. These articles included studies that (a) asked students with disabilities to identify needs and (b) summarized needs in literature reviews about students with disabilities in postsecondary education. This article summarizes needs and recommendations from college students with disabilities and authors who reviewed related literature from 1995-2006. The summary includes needs in five areas: self-determination, social skills, academic preparation, accommodations, and assistive technology (AT). Each of these areas of need is described and recommendations for practice are discussed. The purpose of this article is to identify a set of evidence-based transition practices that will address these needs and increase the likelihood of success for students who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disabilities, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Technology, Self Determination, Interpersonal Competence, College Preparation, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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