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Transition 3: What Skills do Students Need?—Jennifer Lindstrom

Q:“I work with students with learning disabilities at the high school level. Many of them are hoping to attend college but few know what to expect. I am not sure how to help them. Can you provide some information about the transition?”—Timothy, Va.

In Part 1 of our Transition series, Jennifer Lindstrom defined the differences in legislation guaranteeing access to programs in high school and college. In Part 2, Dr. Lindstrom identified the differences in services available to students with learning disabilities at the college level. In this final part of our Transition series, Dr. Lindstrom describes some of the other factors that are important in the transition process.