1st Edition

College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities

By Christine Wise Tiedmann Copyright 2012
    158 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION: Why a Book About College and Physical Disability? CHAPTER 1: Planning to Succeed in College CHAPTER 2: What You Can Expect From College CHAPTER 3: The College Search CHAPTER 4:Preparing for College Life CHAPTER 5:Academic Success CHAPTER 6:Personal Issues and Services Glossary of Terms Appendix References About the Author


    Chris Wise Tiedemann

    As the mother of a son with cerebral palsy and founder of the website, Disability Friendly Colleges, the author offers hard-won insight into planning for college, what to expect, finding a school, preparing for college life, academic achievement, and personal concerns and services in six well-organized chapters, each of which incorporates the first-hand experiences of four students with different disabilities.,School Library Journal, 8/7/12
    Not every university in America is currently equipped to help physically disabled students, and Chris Wise Tiedemann walks these students through the colleges that can help them and what they should know to make the most out of their educational experience. “College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities” is a strong pick for any future college freshman who needs a little assistance to maximize their potential.,Midwest Book Review, 3/1/12