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Providing resources to help people that support students with learning differences to transition after high school
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8 Steps for Learning Disabled Students Who Want to Go to College

8 Steps for Learning Disabled Students Who Want to Go to College | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Diligence, creativity, and resilience can help LD students succeed in college.
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Some steps to help those with learning dissabillities in entering university.

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College Spotlight: Highlighting Schools that better serve LD and ADHD students - Landmark College

College Spotlight: Highlighting Schools that better serve LD and ADHD students - Landmark College | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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How do you teach these skills to your child or student? - 'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness

How do you teach these skills to your child or student? - 'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
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A great resource for parents! Free E-Book: IDEA Parent Guide

A great resource for parents! Free E-Book: IDEA Parent Guide | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Download your free IDEA parent guide....
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Late, Lost and Unprepared:Strategies for Teaching Self-Management & Organizational Skills to LD Students

Late, Lost and Unprepared:Strategies for Teaching Self-Management & Organizational Skills to LD Students | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it


Parent Education Sessions: Open to the Community
2012-2013 School Year
Session – 7:00-8:30 p.m.


Lawrence Upper School –Sagamore Hills

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

Session 1: Late, Lost and Unprepared: Effective Strategies for Teaching Self-Management and Organizational Skills to Students with Executive Function Deficits

 

 

Students who struggle with deficits in Executive Functioning may exhibit difficulties at home with organization, remembering homework, and initiating or completing tasks. In school, they may have difficulty memorizing facts, writing essays or reports, working complex math problems, completing long-term projects, or being on time.

Executive Functioning deficits don’t have to cause frustration, disappointment and defeat in your child’s life – or in yours. There are some very specific and effective ways to help students develop built-in supports and routines to help compensate for deficits in organizational skills.

Please join us for a panel discussion on building effective strategies for assisting students who struggle with organization, time, and self-management skills. Panelists include Dr. Ethan Schafer, Clinical Psychologist; Jason Culp, Head of Upper School; and Dianne Wilson, Learning Resource Center Coordinator. Ample time for individual questions will be provided.


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This is a Global issue! - Students with learning disabilities among hardest hit - Herald Scotland

This is a Global issue! - Students with learning disabilities among hardest hit - Herald Scotland | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Students with learning disabilities among hardest hitHerald ScotlandResearch by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability has shown that part-time courses for people with learning disabilities have been cut by 34% and that some colleges have...
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Students With Both Mathematics and Reading Difficulties - Strategies on How to Address Them

Students With Both Mathematics and Reading Difficulties - Strategies on How to Address Them | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Students who have both reading and mathematics difficulties are obviously at a double disadvantage. However, even though the reading and mathematical processing areas of the brain are separate from...
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Wired Campus (repost): A Plan to Develop and Spread Better College Teaching Practices « Randy Bass

Providing more students in college with ways to help them be successful.

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Something to think about attending next year: The Help Group Summit 2012 Convened Leading Experts in Autism, Learning Disabilities And ADHD

Something to think about attending next year: The Help Group Summit 2012 Convened Leading Experts in Autism, Learning Disabilities And ADHD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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Imagine K12 Bringing Tech Closer to Schools

Imagine K12 Bringing Tech Closer to Schools | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
In some ways, Imagine K12 feels a bit like an overgrown
kindergarten classroom. You can draw on the walls with color markers. The
tables are a bit haphazard and can be moved around depending on the activity.
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Understanding Strengths & Challenges for Teens with Learning Disabilities | Testing for LD - NCLD

Understanding Strengths & Challenges for Teens with Learning Disabilities | Testing for LD - NCLD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
LD Evaluation & testing children for learning disabilities - You can't determine a person's strengths and weaknesses simply by looking at him or her.
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HBO Documentary Films: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The new HBO Documentary Film premieres on Monday, October 29th at 7PM. For more information on HBO Documentary Films, visit http://itsh.bo/I83ODm. Watch HBO ...
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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

http://www.ted.com Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problem...

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Melissa & Andy Talk about Navigating Autism with Monica Jackson on Fox 5 Las Vegas - Navigating Autism

Melissa & Andy Talk about Navigating Autism with Monica Jackson on Fox 5 Las Vegas - Navigating Autism | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Monica Jackson interviews Melissa & Andy Areffi about Navigating Autism: The Essential how to by Parents for Parents on KVVU Las Vegas Fox 5 (@thisweekabc Melissa & Andy talk about #autism in Las Vegas on Fox 5.)...
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5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Money is available for prospective and current college students with issues such as dyslexia or ADHD.
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'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness

'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
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Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test Consortium

Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test Consortium | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be college-ready? Half the states in the country have agreed on a definition. And that definition will shape the way student performance is judged in those states in a couple years.

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What do you think about this? - AAP Calls Autism an Epidemic - Age of Autism

What do you think about this? - AAP Calls Autism an Epidemic - Age of Autism | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
AAP Calls Autism an EpidemicAge of Autism“Childhood obesity and other chronic health conditions: the continuing growth in childhood asthma, and the tremendous growth in mental health conditions and developmental conditions like autism.
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We have to prepare all students - Growing populations of underprepared students provide a new challenge for private colleges | Inside Higher Ed

We have to prepare all students - Growing populations of underprepared students provide a new challenge for private colleges | Inside Higher Ed | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Understanding Autism Acceptance: A Parent's Perspective

The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Understanding Autism Acceptance: A Parent's Perspective | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

Sometimes I think I like sameness more than my son does. That's why a persistent hindrance to increased independence for autistic kids like my son Leo is parents like me overlooking opportunities for self-care and competence. Sometimes this happens because we find it quicker and easier to take care of breakfast preparation or our kids' tooth brushing ourselves, sometimes because in our day-to-day rush we forget to check in and see if new skills have emerged.

 

It takes effort and vigilance to give Leo the chances he needs to demonstrate competence.


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The Ultimate Blended Learning Tool: Sky™ wifi smartpen Introduction

Here's a technology that any student can use to 'blend' the traditional lecture with online productivity tools.

 

Take notes and they are wirelessly uploaded to Evernote, along with a sync track of the lecture you're listening to.  Very slick.  

 

~ I recommend this! Dennis O'Connor


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Rhys Williams's curator insight, March 9, 2015 12:09 PM

This article was pretty cool as it deals with wifi and smartpens.

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Autism Prevalence Rises to 1 in 88

Autism Prevalence Rises to 1 in 88 | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its estimate of autism prevalence in the United States to 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls).
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Film raises awareness of autism in UAE - The National

Film raises awareness of autism in UAE - The National | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Film raises awareness of autism in UAEThe NationalWhen Shaima Al Tamimi's little brother Mohammed seemed hyperactive as a small child, the family simply assumed that it was because he was an overly energetic boy.
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Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education]

Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education] | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

Students with disabilities require unique support in the online learning environment. Many higher education instructors assume that all materials available online are accessible to all students (Cook, 2002).


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NT NDCO's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:26 AM

This article offers strategies and possible modifications.

Holli Hill's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:49 PM

While teachers in the classrooms have heard about (and many apply) UDL principles in their very teaching, online courses may have a ways to go.  This brief discusses the extensive support needed for students with disabilities when taking an online course.  It is also pointed out that very few take students with disabilities into consideration when designing and online course.

~Holli :)

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Postsecondary Education and Employment Among Youth With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

CONCLUSIONS: Youth with an ASD have poor postsecondary employment and education outcomes, especially in the first 2 years after high school. Those from lower-income families and those with greater functional impairments are at heightened risk for poor outcomes. Further research is needed to understand how transition planning before high school exit can facilitate a better connection to productive postsecondary activities.


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