1st Edition

College for Students with Learning Disabilities
A School Counselor’s Guide to Fostering Success

ISBN 9780367141172
Published September 12, 2019 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $37.95

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Book Description

College for Students with Learning Disabilities is the high school counselor’s best resource for preparing college-bound students with learning disabilities and related disorders.

Through a comprehensive lens, the book provides an overview of learning disabilities and related issues as they apply to the role of the high school counselor. The 6- to 8-week program outlined in the book provides a step-by-step guide for high school counselors to create and implement the program in their own schools. Each area of the program is explored in detail, covering topics such as college readiness, study skills, self-advocacy, and picking the right school.

Drawing on the lived experience of students with learning disabilities, current research, case studies and more, College for Students with Learning Disabilities advises counselors in a positive way and aims to change the lives of students with learning disabilities by preparing them for college in an effective, concrete way.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Part 1. The Background Work 

1. Why This Book? 

2. What are Learning Disabilities? 

Part 2. Most Common Learning Disabilities  

3. Dyslexia  

4. Dyscalculia 

5. Dysgraphia 

6. Processing Disorders (Visual and Auditory) 

7.  Nonverbal Learning Disorder 

Part 3. Related Disorders 

8. ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder)

9. Dyspraxia 

10. Executive Function Disorder 

11.  Memory Issues 

Part 4. Our Role as Counselors 

12. Our Role 

13. What Counselors Need to Know About Working With the Child Study Team 

14. What Counselors Need to Know about College Readiness 

15. What Counselors Need to Know About IEPs 

16. What Counselors Need to Know About Self-Advocacy 

17. What Counselors Need to Know About Study Skills 

18. What Counselors Need to Know About Choosing Colleges and Universities 

Part 5. The Comprehensive Program 

19. Building the Program  

20. The Program

   Part 1: College Readiness

   Part 2: Understanding Strengths and Challenges

   Part 3: Self-Advocacy

   Part 4: Study Skills

   Part 5: Picking the Right School


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Mati Sicherer, EdD, is a high school counselor in special education with a focus on learning disabilities. She has worked in education for more than 20 years.