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Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide to Transition Planning.

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Lyman Dukes

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Date Issued

January 2010

Date Available

September 2011


For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance to date on this topic. Readers will learn how early, coordinated, student-centered planning helps students develop the academic and personal skills required to successfully transition to college. User-friendly checklists, tip boxes, activities, and illustrative vignettes translate extensive research into immediate practice with students and families. Secondary transition personnel, counselors, and educators in high school settings will turn to this book first for comprehensive, accessible information on helping students transition to college--and lay the critical groundwork for future employment success. Gary M. Clark wrote the Foreword for this book. Chapters of this book include: (1) Introduction (Joseph W. Madaus, Stan F. Shaw, & Lyman L. Dukes, III); (2) Considerations for the Transition to College (Joan M. McGuire); (3) Let's Be Reasonable: Accommodations at the College Level (Joseph W. Madaus); (4) Teaching Students with Disabilities Self-Determination Skills to Equalize Access and Increase Opportunities for Postsecondary Educational Success (James E. Martin, Juan Portley, & John W. Graham); (5) Using a Schoolwide Model to Foster Successful Transition to College: Providing Comprehensive Academic and Behavioral Supports to All Learners (Michael Faggella-Luby, K. Brigid Flannery, & Brandi Simonsen); (6) Technology Trends and Transition for Students with Disabilities (Manju Banerjee); (7) How Secondary Personnel Can Work with Families to Foster Effective Transition Planning (Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant); (8) Gathering Data to Determine Eligibility for Services and Accommodations (Lyman L. Dukes, III); (9) The College Search (Nick Elksnin & Linda K. Elksnin); (10) Helping Students with Disabilities Navigate the College Admissions Process (Manju Banerjee & Loring C. Brinckerhoff); and (11) Planning for the Transition to College (Stan F. Shaw). An index is included.


Abstract only. For full access, check out the book through the USF St. Petersburg Library (LC4813.P74 2010), request it on interlibrary loan, or order it through a book dealer.


Brookes Publishing Company

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