Vistas Online 2011

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


From Modification to Accommodation: High School to College Transition Issues for Students with Learning Disabilities

Annette C. Albrecht, Dennis G. Jones, and Robert R. Erk


Leaving high school and attending college can be overwhelming for all students. According to Conley (2008), success at college is dependent on the use of coping skills and learning strategies different from the ones used in high school. Considering challenges are faced by all incoming students at a university, it is understandable that students with learning disabilities would encounter increased obstacles (Prevatt, Johnson, Allison, & Proctor, 2005; Rothman, Maldonado, & Rothman, 2008). A recent surge in the numbers of students with disabilities pursuing higher education (Barnard-Brak, Lechtenberger, & Lan, 2010; Cook, Rumrill, & Tankersley, 2007) has led to a renewed focus on accommodation strategies for these students.

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