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Q: “I work with students with learning disabilities at the high school level. Many of them are hoping to attend college but few know what to expect. I am not sure how to help them. Can you provide some information about the transition?”—Timothy, Va.
Timothy, TeachingLD looked at the literature and posted our own poll on this topic. It appears you are not alone. Many special educators, students, and parents do not know what to expect when it comes to services for students with disabilities in higher education. The topic of transition is so broad that we decided to answer your question in a series of Expert Connection articles. Each article will address a different aspect of transition, including what services are provided, how to get services, and what study skills may make the transition go smoothly. Jennifer Lindstrom, a member of the faculty in special education at the University of Georgia and an expert in this area, has written our series. We hope that you will check back for all of the responses.
- Organization: Helping Students Acquire Organizational Strategies—Karen Rooney
- Writing Essay Answers: An Overview of The Strategic Writing Approach—Linda Mason
- Transition 2: What Services are Available?—Jennifer Lindstrom
- Transition 3: What Skills do Students Need?—Jennifer Lindstrom
- What Should We Look for in Good Reading Software?—Joseph Torgesen
- What Growth Should Kids Make on CBM Measures?—Lynn Fuchs
- What Does Responsiveness to Intervention Mean for Me?—Douglas Fuchs
- "Highly Qualified" Teachers: What Does it Mean for Me?—Bonnie Billingsley
- Curriculum-Based Measures: Are There Ways to Use CBM in Content Areas?—Christine Espin
- Phonological Skills: Which Ones Really Matter the Most?—Paige Pullen
- Memory: What Can Teachers do to Help Students Remember Things?—Frederick Brigham
- Self-questioning in Reading— Sheri Berkeley
- Selecting Useful Data for Teaching—Laura Berry Kuchle