College for Students with Learning Disabilities: A School Counselor’s Guide to Fostering Success, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

College for Students with Learning Disabilities

A School Counselor’s Guide to Fostering Success, 1st Edition

By Mati Sicherer

Routledge

232 pages

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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

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 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

About the Author

Mati Sicherer is a high school counselor who holds an EdD in special education with a focus on learning disabilities. She has worked in education for over 20 years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU002000
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDU026020
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
EDU026030
EDUCATION / Special Education / Mental Disabilities
EDU026050
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities
PSY022010
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD-ADHD)
PSY022020
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health