Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal,Joseph Madaus,Lyman Dukes III,Debra Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317389158

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7031

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities

Author: Carol Kochhar-Bryant,Diane S. Bassett,Kristine W. Webb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412952798

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 6930

This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.

Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities

How to Navigate the Course of Their Lives

Author: Christy Mahanay-Castro, Ph.D.

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610480015

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 9819

This book serves as a guide for parents, students, teachers and school administrators to build programs to assist students with disabilities to successfully transition from school to adult living.

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864675

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 5973

The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities

Navigating the Transition from High School to Adulthood

Author: Arlyn J. Roffman,Loring Cowles Brinckerhoff,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375764967

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 503

A helpful handbook for families with learning disabled teenagers helps parents guide their children in the transition from teenage life to adulthood, with sections on how how to plan for a transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, mental health issues, educational benefits, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

A Practical Guide to Transition Planning

Author: Stan F. Shaw,Joseph W. Madaus,Lyman Lee Dukes

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570168

Category: Education

Page: 293

View: 5081

Outlines the challenges people with disabilities face when they enter higher education, and offers practical solutions for helping them develop the academic and social skills that can provide for a healthy transition to college.

Educating Exceptional Children 06/07

Author: Karen L. Freiberg

Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780073545813

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 6648

This Eighteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.

Academic Advising and the First College Year

Author: Jenny R. Fox,Holly E. Martin

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 194207218X

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 7877

Published in partnership with NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising Academic advisors help students learn to make the most of their college years, not merely by completing requirements toward a degree but also by growing intellectually and developing all aspects of their identity. Yet, many professional and faculty advisors are new to academic advising and may feel ill-equipped to do more than help students register for classes. This new edited collection provides an overview of the theory and best practice undergirding advising today while exploring the transition challenges of a wide-range of first-year college students, including those attending two-year colleges, coming from underrepresented backgrounds, entering underprepared for college-level work, and/or experiencing academic failure.

This Book Is Not Required

An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students

Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321150

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 1822

This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Author: Ann Palmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108011

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 3966

Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college.

Asperger's Syndrome

Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities

Author: Linda J. Baker,Lawrence A. Welkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135624135

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 9591

In recent years, a growing number of children and adults have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a neurological condition characterized by severe difficulties with social communication. While extremely talented in their areas of special interest, many with the diagnosis also have problems with coordination and sensory processing. Professionals and families struggle to help them function competently and make the most of their unique abilities. This readable and practical book synthesizes the latest knowledge about how to do so in various contexts from early childhood on. The authors include psychologists, psychiatrists, special educators, an occupational therapist, a specialist in communication disorders, and a lawyer, with diverse philosophies and methods of intervention. They suggest a variety of ways to help those with Asperger's adapt to the "neurotypical" world, and to bridge the social chasms that can develop as they are integrated into schools, organizations, and communities. Asperger's Syndrome: Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities constitutes a vital resource for all those who seek to improve the lives of individuals with the syndrome.

K and W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences

Author: Princeton Review (Firm),Imy F. Wax

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1101920386

Category: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Page: 825

View: 3154

"353 schools with programs or services for students with ADHD or learning disabilities"--Cover.

Disability and Equity at Work

Author: Jody Heymann,Michael Ashley Stein,Gonzalo Moreno

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998123X

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 2181

Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include: · Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability · Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity · Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career · Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world Chapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gap that will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.

Bringing Insider Perspectives into Inclusive Teacher Learning

Potentials and challenges for educational professionals

Author: Phyllis Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134667337

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 2551

This fascinating text offers a compelling argument for the need to include insider perspectives of disability in teacher education programs, in order to enrich professional understandings and shed light on the reality of living with a disability. With contributions from a highly experienced team of authors from a wide range of educational settings, Bringing Insider Perspectives into Inclusive Teacher Learning includes case studies and research projects on how teacher educators gather, interpret and integrate insider perspectives into teacher education programs, along with practical strategies as to how educators can develop programs more sensitive to the experiences of ‘insiders’. Questions addressed include: How do teacher educator researchers gather insider perspectives? What are some of the barriers and challenges involved? What critical experiences and lessons can be learned from teacher educators who have integrated insider perspectives? How can insider perspectives bring about a more meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities? Offering a range of different methodologies to engage students, parents, teachers, school leaders and teacher educators, this thought-provoking book provides practical ideas about how insider perspectives can enhance teacher learning and support greater inclusive practices in schools. This text will be useful to university lecturers, teachers and education specialists, as well as students of educational studies and ITE courses from foundation degree level through to undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Preparing Your Campus for Veterans' Success

An Integrated Approach to Facilitating The Transition and Persistence of Our Military Students

Author: Bruce Kelley,Ernetta Fox,Justin Smith

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228658

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 2730

This book is intended for everyone in higher education – whether in the classroom, student affairs, administration, admissions, health services or faculty development – who is, or expects to be teaching, advising, or serving student veterans. This book is the outcome of a partnership between the Center for Teaching and Learning and the office of Disabilities Services at the University of South Dakota that led to the development of the Fides program whose goal was to establish high-quality, evidence-based development opportunities specifically designed to enable key university constituencies—the faculty, staff, and administration—to understand their role in providing extraordinary learning experiences for veterans. The program was funded through a congressionally directed FIPSE grant. Materials from Fides have been featured by prominent educational organizations, and are being used by the National Center for PTSD, colleges, universities, and boards of regents across the US. This book provides the background and guidelines you need to leverage the strengths that student veterans bring to your institution, to ease the challenges they face in transitioning into higher education, to facilitate their learning, and to ensure their successful graduation. Student veterans bring many strengths to your campus – maturity, significant life experiences, and cross-cultural awareness. They are highly motivated to serve others and value education. Student veterans may however face significant challenges. Student veterans have typically been out of high school for some time, where they may have earned average grades. Many are married with children and more than a few are single parents. They are approximately 20% less likely than non-veterans to attain a bachelor degree and slightly more likely to drop out of higher education without attaining a degree of any sort. Deployments extend their time to degree, and multiple deployments can significantly delay graduation. The challenges associated with transitioning from the military into higher education are heightened when a student has a disability – physical, psychological, or emotional. Common disabilities that are emerging from Iraq and Afghanistan include amputations, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. To enable student veterans to succeed, institutions need to develop holistic initiatives to mediate student veterans’ transition and persistence, and develop appropriate programs and services that recognize their skills, family responsibilities, and distinct needs. This book outlines best practices for student affairs; describes innovative approaches to administrative services and support; suggests streamlining policies and procedures to make the campus “veteran friendly”; proposes ideas for academic programs; looks at the implications for course structure and design; considers the classroom environment; and explores how classroom policies impact student veterans. One chapter examines the issue of student veteran success specifically from the point of view of two-year institutions. The authors stress the importance of collaborative approaches across divisions and functions providing all stakeholders on campus with a comprehensive view of how they can support each to ensure the success of their student veterans.

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Silton, Nava R.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466657936

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

View: 8850

"This book brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism"--

Working Bodies

Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace

Author: Sharon-Dale Stone,Valorie A. Crooks

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773591826

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 7793

While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion. Contributors include Terri Aversa, Andrea Black, Keri Cameron (McMaster University), Nicolette Carlan (University of Waterloo), Vera Chouinard (McMaster University), Valorie A, Crooks (Simon Fraser University), Julie Devaney, Le-Ann Dolan, Adam Gilgoff, Nancy Hutchinson (Queen's University), Vicki Kristman (Lakehead University), Terry Krupa (Queen's University), Rosemary Lysaght (Queen's University), Margaret Oldfield (University of Toronto), Michelle Owen (University of Winnipeg), Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, William S. Shaw (University of Massachusetts), Corinne Stevens, Iffath Syed (York University), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie University), and Kelly Williams-Whitt (University of Lethbridge).

Teaching Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

Author: Judy L. Olson,Jennifer M. Platt,Lisa Dieker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132402859

Category: Education

Page: 435

View: 5373

With collaboration so vital to today's educational arena, this thorough, well-organized, highly readable text concentrates on the general process of teaching—the basic “how to do it”—to help prospective teachers of children with mild disabilities in grades K–12 learn to work effectively with students, other teachers, and families. Basing coverage on their extensive experience, the authors present practical, research-based teaching strategies that relate to everyday occurrences in schools; provide motivating, experience-based activities; and offer numerous detailed lesson plans. Their personal, conversational writing style makes even complex concepts accessible, while their extensive coverage gives readers a solid understanding of what works and what doesn't in both special education classrooms and inclusive settings. For future teachers of elementary school students with mild disabilities and learning problems.

The K and W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences

350 Schools with Programs Or Services for Students with ADHD Or Learning Disabilities

Author: Princeton Review,Marybeth Kravets,Imy F. Wax

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780804125574

Category: Education

Page: 832

View: 9198

Provides information for learning disabled students and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.