How 2e Students Can Prepare for College

In my last piece, I discussed a parent’s role in their twice-exceptional child’s transition to post-secondary education. In this piece, I focus on actions that students can take to have an academically and socially successful transition to college.

The number of students with learning disabilities (LD) attending universities has tripled over the past 30 years, according to a study by Cole and Cawthon (2015). This has led to a significant increase in awareness among faculty and staff at the post-secondary level.

Findings from a research study by Denhart (2008) help to frame the remainder of this article. Denhart conducted a qualitative study that examined the experiences of college students with learning disabilities and identified thr...

 

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About Sara J. Renzulli

Dr. Sara Renzulli served as the learning coordinator for the counseling program for intercollegiate athletes at the University of Connecticut. She had previously worked as an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. She completed her doctoral dissertation in counselor education and counseling psychology in 2013, and has researched increasing academic achievement in students with learning differences or from high-risk backgrounds.