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ERIC Number: EJ845907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Creating Opportunities for Success in College Settings for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Cooper, Justin T.; Pruitt, Beth Anne
Beyond Behavior, v15 n2 p23-26 Spr 2005
Increasing numbers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are completing high school with standard diplomas, and it is imperative that educators explore all of the available postsecondary settings in which these students may be successful. Although college settings may not be the focus of transition efforts for many students with EBD, college is a viable option for a growing population of these students. Transition planning for these students involves a concerted effort by everyone on the transition planning team, including the parents and the student. Effective transition planning not only prepares a student to physically move into a new environment, it also provides every available means of facilitating success once the student is in that environment. In this article, the authors propose a two-tiered approach for creating opportunity for success by students with EBD who wish to transition to college or university settings. First, emphasis should continue on effective transition planning at the high school level; second, a coordinated plan should be established that both the parents and the student may use once the student is enrolled in college that will help the student persist and succeed.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A