College, Disabilities, and Success

College, Disabilities, and Success

Welcome to College, Disabilities, and Success where I help parents and teachers prepare high school students with disabilities for academic success by breaking barriers in the college classroom. Parents and teachers get my insider's look at the Disability Services Resource Centers found on college campuses. As a former college Learning Disability Specialist and LD high school teacher, I will help you understand both sides of Disability Services. Do you understand the role of Disability Services at the college? Do you understand the changes with FERPA and student privacy? IDEA and ADA? How will your child get accommodations? How will your child make an accommodation request? How does your child handle problems with accommodations? How do documentation guidelines change in college? What are your child's study skills goals and study skills for test taking? What will be your child's relationship with the college professors? You'll find those answers and more here!

Episodes

November 23, 2022 16 min

Covid has impacted our kids' education on many levels including learning delays and learning losses.  Although statistics show learning loss across all ages and grades,  graduation rates have stayed stable.  Unfortunately, that means that many high school students are likely graduating with academic deficits.  As a result, those who transition to college are beginning classes at a disadvantage, and students with disabilities wh...

Mark as Played

You are revisiting my most popular episode today.  Enjoy!!

Parents, teachers, and homeschoolers will appreciate the free online resources with an extensive jobs training curriculum that aligns with IEP goals for the K-12 students with disabilities, and the IPE goals for Vocational Rehabilitation clients.  The podcast also shares a free SCANS jobs skills online assessment specifically for students with disabilities.

The Complete T-Fo...

Mark as Played

Dr. Amanda Jackson shares insights that she learned when completing her doctoral dissertation supporting veterans with disabilities at the University of Florida. She explains the barriers vets talked about, and Dr. Jackson offers suggestions to address the veterans' concerns.  The barriers include confidentiality, reluctance to self-identify in the event that the individual wants to return to the military, and coping with stigm...

Mark as Played

This episode answers many common questions on social media dealing with accommodations and documentation for students with disabilities.  You will learn what happens if your child wants to use an IEP or 504 plan at college.  Will it work, and will it be enough for the accommodations you expect or need?  If you need additional testing, how much can you expect to pay? What will the additional testing provide?  What happens if your ch...

Mark as Played

Accreditation is a standard of excellence that colleges follow to prepare students for future employment. Colleges will tell you they are accredited, but for one institution just to say they are accredited does not mean that another institution will accept their credits if you need to transfer.  In this episode, you will learn how accreditations differ, and why some educational institutions do not accept credits your child may have...

Mark as Played

Sometimes one of the most difficult tasks for teachers and parents of high school students with disabilities is preparing a good transition plan for employment goals.  In today's episode, you will get some of the employment questions that my colleague and I included in our STAR (Students Transitioning to Adult Roles) Person-Centered Planning module. (The link for the free module is below). I share my perspective on these questi...

Mark as Played
October 11, 2022 17 min

Do you need some study tips to help out your students or your child?  Today I shared some of the study ideas that my students found most helpful.  You will hear some stories about how to consciously attach a study technique to your long-term memory when preparing study materials for a test, learning a speech, or memorizing names and dates. 

Memory Strategies

More Study Tips

Episode 52 Memorizing with Mote

Free checklist of study term...

Mark as Played

Have you ever wondered if your student's IEP, 504 Plan, or old testing results will be enough documentation to arrange accommodations in college?  In today's episode, you will gain insight into what colleges expect, what documentation is ideal, and how some documentation may not provide the accommodations your child might be expecting. You will learn when it may be necessary to update documentation and what to look for in n...

Mark as Played

PREPPING FOR A HURRICANE,  so today I am replaying Episode 39: Improving Executive Function! Thanks for your understanding! Mickie
 
How good are your child's executive functioning skills? Is your child able to regulate his or her impulses, handle stressful situations, plan, organize, and follow through with assignments?  Today's episode breaks down executive function into the three main areas of working memory, inhibitory co...

Mark as Played

In this episode parents and teachers will learn how to help their teens who might be hesitant or concerned about their chances to succeed in college.  I talk about vocational school/ trade school options that could be viable alternatives for teens who do not want to seek the typical AA/BA college credit path, and some helpful accommodation strategies that work especially well in vocational classes. You will get a link to a blog pos...

Mark as Played

Until recently, all the autism data collected was based on children, but the CDC has recently started calculating the number of adults in the US with autism. Adults are also being more recognized in books and media, including movies, TV,  and videos.   Today we look at some of the new data and how the new data can make a difference. You will also learn about signs of autism in adults, and resources for adults with autism.  I also s...

Mark as Played
September 6, 2022 16 min

Do you or your child struggle to spell?  Does dyslexia cause a problem in spelling?  Your child can be successful in college even if their spelling is a problem. There comes a point in your life where you need to switch from remediation to compensation with regard to spelling, and that's what we are talking about today.  You will learn how to compensate, and how your child or student can be a success even if their spelling is a...

Mark as Played

If you know math is going to be a problem in college because of your disability, you may want to investigate the process for getting a course substitution in math. Today's episode looks closely at what a course substitution is and how a student can initiate the process.  You will also see why some course substitutions succeed, while others are not granted.  In additions, you will learn the 3 categories of course substitutions f...

Mark as Played

There is a world of difference between disability accommodations in the K-12 system and disability accommodations in the postsecondary system.  Today's episode addresses some of those differences in accommodations that parents and teachers need to be aware of when students with disabilities plan for college.   Just because your child or student had a specific accommodation in high school does not mean they will get the same acc...

Mark as Played

Sharing your own disability story with students, parents, and children can make a big difference in someone's life.  However, by the same token, sharing can be risky and often depends on an individual's own circumstances.  Today's episode offers some "food for thought" because sometimes sharing our own struggles helps others see a way through their own challenges.  In today's episode, you will hear a replay ...

Mark as Played

Heading to college for the first time is daunting, and creating your schedule for the first time is even more challenging.  What classes do you need?  Which ones should you take now? Are you working around family needs or job schedules?  Online or on campus?  Early morning or evening classes?  Breaks or no breaks?   Math now or math later?  Prerequisite or Co-requisite classes?  What is an academic plan and do you need one, and why...

Mark as Played

Parents and teachers will learn the several stressors that many students attending college experience.   If you find it difficult to begin those conversations with your child, you will also learn about eight different conversation starters that will help bridge any hesitancy or difficulty opening up the dialogue between you and your child and eight different approaches for guiding those conversations. You will also learn seven earl...

Mark as Played

On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This episode defines basic key ADA vocabulary and rules explaining what qualifies as a disability and what includes a major life activity.  You will also have access to a free chapter of my course,  College & Disabilities, 9 Changes from High School Every Parent Should Know. This is a 17-minute video that details guidelines and a...

Mark as Played

On July 16, 2022, the US rolled out a new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  Today's episode takes a closer look at that new resource and how it will help individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health crises.  The new number plans to use the caller's area code to reroute the call to a local resource whenever possible. Today's episode will share information about curr...

Mark as Played

In many classrooms, teachers have students who don't do well and haven't been identified as having a disability.  A student for whom English is a second language might also be struggling with the language barrier and/or might also have a disability issue compounding academic problems.  The challenges for both groups of students can sometimes look identical, and determining the exact nature of the issue may take quite a whil...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    The Piketon Massacre

    The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Morbid

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.