Overcoming Obstacles in College


Non-Fiction - Education
24 Pages
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Author Biography

Matthew W. Miller has mild Cerebral Palsy. He has worked as a special education teacher, a substitute for teacher assistants and librarians, a cashier, and he currently works at Wal-Mart as a sales associate. Matthew is a graduate of Culpeper County High School. He earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in education from Gemanna Community College. He also holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in special education and a Masters of Arts degree in Human Relations from Liberty University. His second book Overcoming Obstacles in Diabetic Cooking earned a first place Christian Author Award through Xulon Press. He has given presentations on transition planning in special education and test-taking strategies, and has also volunteered as a peer academic advisor. He also volunteered as a student grader.

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Reviewed by Geree McDermott for Readers' Favorite

The challenges of attending college are daunting, particularly for persons with disabilities, but with the aid of Overcoming Obstacles in College by Matthew W. Miller, A.S., B.S., M.A., navigating the world of academia is no longer as daunting for disabled students. Mr. Miller assures disabled students that it is possible for them to go to college and he will show them how. He addresses many obstacles disabled persons face when preparing for college, and offers sage advice, information, suggestions, references, and support for the student, as well as for parents and teachers of disabled students. Mr. Miller’s personal insight provides astute solutions that are logical, doable, and worth adopting. Overcoming Obstacles in College helps disabled college students choose and plan their course of study while it also helps them explore their career choices after graduation. This helpful handbook also includes a useful Resource List so students can readily research the best way to achieve their aims. Overcoming Obstacles in College is an excellent guidebook to academic achievement.

Mr. Miller’s information in Overcoming Obstacles in College gives disabled students the confidence and tools they need in order to reach their scholastic goals. It is well written, organized, thoughtful, concise and succinct, and easy to read. While some of Mr. Miller’s comments pertain specifically to cerebral palsy, he also relates to the plight of all disabled college students with understanding and awareness. Mr. Miller’s advice, suggestions, referrals, and explanations are meaningful encouragement to disabled students faced with “Overcoming Obstacles in College.” Great handbook and very useful.