THE LD PERSPECTIVES
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College and the High School Student: The Student's Perspective (by Carol Wren, Pamela Adelman, Miriam Pike, and John Wilson).
Cory and Chris, two learning disabled college students, look back on their high school years in light of their present college experiences. High school students with LD (and their parents) who are looking forward to college, will find in this booklet practical guidance as well as a general framework for preparing themselves for their journey in higher education. Many special education teachers and guidance counselors have used this booklet successfully with their LD high school students.
College Students with Learning Disabilities: A Student's Perspective, 2nd ed., by Carol Wren and Laura Segal.
College students have many challenges, which are magnified when a person is learning disabled. Co-author Laura Segal, now a successful college graduate, tells in an engaging and encouraging way how she was first diagnosed in college and how she has come to understand and deal with her learning disability. The rest of the booklet provides information about learning disabilities in general, the diagnostic process, and accommodation s at the college level.
Learning Disabilities, Graduate School, and Careers: The Student's Perspective (by Pamela Adelman and Carol Wren)
Sandy and Pat describe their transitions from college to graduate school and the workplace, in this booklet which is a direct sequel to the first two booklets. Through their own experiences as well as the commentary by LD professionals, we see that learning disabilities do not go away when one leaves college, but simply manifest themselves in different ways. Practical advice, including information about the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), show how these difficulties can be dealt with. A supplement, written by Susan Little for employers of learning disabled workers, accompanies this booklet.
Treatment Practices for Adult Patients with Learning Disabilities: The Patient's Perspective (by Carol Wren and Tammy Smiley)
Learning disabilities can interfere with important non-academic aspects of adult life, including one's relationship with medical and health care professionals. In this booklet Diane and Rob describe the experiences they have had in doctor's offices, physical therapy sessions, and elsewhere. The accompanying commentary offers health care providers as well as the LD patients themselves insights into how to adapt intake, diagnosis, and treatment procedures in order to accommodate adult patients with learning disabled.
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