College and Career Prep
The senior year of high school is a very busy and important time in the college admissions process. November is a month full of early application deadlines and a great time to work on applications that are due in January. It's also a great time to consider other options for students who do not plan to head off to college. Take advantage of our resources on the topic, designed to help your student find the right place for next year.
Students with LD often face difficulties while reading, including losing their place, losing their focus, or not getting the point of the passage. These difficulties can be exacerbated when taking high-stakes tests like the SAT. Find out more about the common difficulties and also some solutions that may help.
Our sister site AdLit.org — dedicated to resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12 — has a special section called Ready for College. This wealth of resources includes information on dropout prevention, early college awareness, and research on college readiness.
Heading straight to college from high school may not be the best option for all students. Other choices include working a full-time job, attending a technical school or community college, or seeking training in a specialized area. Our article from the PACER Center can help students consider their path and take their first steps.
Looking for work is difficult for everyone, especially when high unemployment allows extreme selectivity among job applicants. Chances are strong that your child will face this challenge while living at your home. How can you make your home a supportive place for job hunting? Read on for some ideas that can help.
This report from the Pope Center Series on Higher Education provides information specific to students with LD on college campuses. Learn how to obtain accommodations, what rules and regulations apply at postsecondary institutions, about ADA Amendments, and more.
Whether your teen with LD or ADHD is college-bound or already on campus, they'll find this resource list invaluable. Find information on test accommodations, summer precollege programs, tips for success in college, and more. From our friends at GreatSchools.
The current issue of ASCD's Policy Priorities examines college and career readiness, as well as some of the things educators and policymakers are doing in both the United States and other nations to more fully connect and prepare students for life after high school, whatever comes next.
Do you like your information in graphic form? View Ready, Set — Not So Fast!, ASCD's infographic on students, colleges, and career seekers.
Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee of representatives of organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities. More than 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by the NJCLD.
LD OnLine is pleased to serve as the official website for the NJCLD.
Question: Can my son receive modifications and use assistive technology during the SAT?
Answer: ETS, the publisher of the SAT, offers many options for its test-takers, but the process for getting approval takes seven weeks at the minimum. In most cases, the evaluation and diagnostic testing documentation needs to have been completed within five years of the request for modifications. … (Read on for more)
Techniques and materials that allow individuals with LD to complete school or work tasks with greater ease and effectiveness. Examples include spellcheckers, tape recorders, and expanded time for completing assignments.
For more information, go to Accommodations & Modifications.
For students: Need some ideas for the future? Some inspiration on what kind of career might be right for you? Just want to find out what's out there? icould can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there. icould gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys. There are over a thousand easy-to-search, varied and unique career videos as well as hundreds of articles. From telecom engineers to police officers, from landscape gardeners to web designers, from engine drivers to zookeepers, they talk about what they do, what it's like, how they came to be where they are, and their hopes for the future.
Filled with case studies, best practices, program guidelines, and strategies, this is a required resource for anyone who educates or coordinates services for people with disabilities. Readers will discover their part in helping young people gain access to a meaningful college education — one that promotes independence and responsibility, sharpens social skills, and builds a strong foundation for a successful career.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Annual Conference!
February 13-16, 2013
San Antonio, TX
Staying the Course: Sustainability of Dropout Prevention Efforts in a Large Urban School District: Teaming, Action Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Celebration
November 15, 2012
12:00-1:30 pm Eastern
This webinar will discuss the training and technical assistance provided to schools using the Dropout Prevention Intervention Framework of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD). Key strategies and protocols for developing and implementing action plans are based on data analysis, monitoring and evaluating progress, and celebrating student and school successes.
Results from Kaplan Test Prep's 2012 survey of college admissions officers show that schools are increasingly discovering information on Facebook and Google that negatively impact applicants' acceptance chances. While the percentage of admissions officers who took to Google (27%) and checked Facebook (26%) as part of the applicant review process increased slightly from last year, the percentage that said they discovered something that negatively impacted an applicant's chances of getting into the school nearly tripled — from 12% last year to 35% this year.