Authors: Cynthia G. Simpson, Ph.D., Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D.
Product Code: 599
ISBN: 9781593633592
Pages: 192
Availability: In stock.

Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen’s life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. Special sections also discuss ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome.

The book covers pertinent topics such as understanding the rights and responsibilities of students with special needs, talking to professors and peers, getting involved, asking for and receiving accommodations, and utilizing one’s strengths to meet and exceed academic standards. This unique reference book also includes a handy guide to universities with special programs and advice from current college students with disabilities to empower future students and provide them with hope for success.


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Review: School Library Journal - August 7, 2012
In a conversational tone, interspersed with lists of tips, tables, and worksheets, the authors guide students (and parents and counselors) through practical considerations while emphasizing that student self-advocacy is essential. Boxes labeled “Learning to Ask the Right Questions” with need-to-know items are especially useful.
Review: Davidson Institute for Talent Development - October 1, 2010
If you are a student with dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s and/or other learning difficulties or you are the parent of a child with such diagnoses, this book should be on your shelf. The earlier you start to prepare, and the more familiar you are with the rights and responsibilities associated with the transition to independence and young adulthood, the more likely you are to experience success in post-secondary education.

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