2nd Edition

College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities A Planning and Advocacy Guide for Teens With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More

    224 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities (2nd ed.) offers students the knowledge, guidance, and strategies they need to effectively choose a college, prepare for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. This revised edition:

    • Outlines the rights and responsibilities of students with learning disabilities
    • Gives advice on talking to professors and peers, getting involved, and asking for and receiving accommodations.
    • Helps students utilize their strengths to meet and exceed academic standards.
    • Provides additional information on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and ADHD.
    • Includes a handy guide to universities with special programs and advice from current college students with disabilities.

    Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in any student's life, but for students with disabilities, the experience can be challenging on many different levels. This book will empower future students and provide them with hope for success.

    Grades 9-12

    Acknowledgments Introduction: College Planning for Students With Learning Disabilities and Other Special Needs < Chapter 1 > Making the Change: Transition Planning < Chapter 2 > Stand Up for Yourself: Advocacy < Chapter 3 > College as the Next Step < Chapter 4 > Preparing to Attend College < Chapter 5 > Academics < Chapter 6 > Adapting to University Life < Chapter 7 > Family and College Success Final Thoughts Glossary of Terms Resources References Appendix: What Students With Disabilities and Their Families Need to Know About the Authors


    Cynthia G. Simpson, Ph.D., has more than 16 years of experience in the public and private sector as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, elementary teacher, educational diagnostician, associate professor of education, and administrator. She maintains an active role in the lives of children and young adults with exceptionalities as an educational consultant in the areas of assessment, inclusive practices, and transition planning. She currently is an associate professor and program coordinator for special education in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University.

    Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D., has served in the field of special education for more than 20 years as a special education teacher, educational consultant, and assistant professor. Vicky continues to remain actively involved in the field as she collaborates with special education teachers to implement cognitive strategies within the inclusive classroom setting. Vicky currently is an assistant professor and the Assistant Director of Operations at the Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities at George Mason University.

    Expertly written, exceptionally well organized, and accessibye presented, College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities: A Planning and Advocacy Guide for Teens With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More is especially recommended for personal, professional, highschool counselor, and community library College Placement information resources collections. ,Midwest Book Review, 10/15/20