Written for high school and college students with learning disabilities, this thorough, down-to-earth manual gently steers students through the process of preparing to apply to college, being admitted, and succeeding in school.
Drawing from her own experiences as a student with a learning disability (LD), the author offers concrete, step-by-step advice on how LD students can highlight their learning strengths; take standardized tests in a form best suited to their needs; obtain special services; best select a postsecondary program that will support their future goals and the way that they learn; take advantage of a wide range of supports; learn and advocate for their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and survive and succeed in college and beyond.
This book also includes a guide to colleges and universities that have supports for LD students and a list of further resources. The book is equipped with numerous forms students can fill out. Most significantly, in Learning How to Learn, Joyanne Cobb offers a simple, yet powerful message to high school and college students with learning disabilities: You Can!