ldessentials2-08%20final - LD Essentials Winter/Spring 2008...

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Continued on page 3 Winter/Spring 2008 L D E s s e n t i a l s The Power to Hope The Power to Learn “My learning disability has challenged me throughout high school, but I never let it hold me back.” – J. Feldman, Northbrook, IL Getting a teenager ready for college takes a lot of work, and if your child has learning disabilities (LD), you prob- ably need to do even more planning. Below is a checklist of transition-related issues that can help you anticipate and address your child’s needs as a high school junior or senior planning to go to college. Gather information from colleges: Identify key differences in rights and responsibilities at the college level Find contact information for disability services offices of potential colleges Understand the scope of disability services available Know the documentation requirements Identify available academic support services (tutoring, writing labs, etc.). Evaluate current accommodations and supports for appropriateness at the college level. Discuss accommodations for the SAT or ACT with parents and counselors. Consider summer pre-college programs for students with disabilities. Visit the disability services offices when touring the college and ask any questions that you may have. Make sure that the student can describe how his or her condition will impact the following aspects of learning in college: Classes (lectures, laboratory, web-based, collaborative groups) Assignments (reading, writing, calculating, keyboarding, library work) Communication (speaking, listening, using phones, using e-mail) Evaluation (tests, papers, oral reports, group presentations, projects) Time constraints (timed tests, deadlines, assignment due dates) Attendance (class, required activities, residential living requirements). Make sure that the student can explain how accommodations compensate for the impacts of his or her disability on the aspects of learning listed above. Identify assistive technology that will be needed after high school, such as a screen reader or dictation software, books on tape, and PDA (personal digital assistant, i.e. Palm Pilot) that includes a calendar and "to-do" feature. Review and supplement the Summary of Performance required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Summary of Performance should provide: A Checklist for High School Juniors and Seniors Planning to Go to College By L. Scott Lissner Coming this Spring RTINetwork.org The RTI Action Network is a new national initiative of NCLD dedicated to the responsible and effective implementation of Response to Interven- tion (RTI) as a means of improving educational outcomes for all students.
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What's New At Your Service The Brief 2 LD Essentials Excerpted from NCLD’s LD Talk. Question from
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2010 for the course CMSY 103 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at Howard County Community College.

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