• Successful Transition Planning for High School Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Synthesis

      Schultz, Danielle (University of Alaska Southeast, 2016)
      Transition for students with learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities, has been a heavily discussed topic in recent years. There has been much emphasis placed on transition plans and their effectiveness and relevancy for students. Students moving from the familiar and adult-led world of high school to the self-directed environment of post-secondary education and work face many obstacles that can be roadblocks to their success. Through effective instruction and practice in self-advocacy and self-determination, students can overcome those roadblocks and achieve their post-school goals. This meta-synthesis of the literature on students with learning disabilities and their experiences in transition planning investigates the effectiveness of transition services from the student perspective, as well as the perspective of the professionals working with these students.