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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServicesEmily Johnson, associate director and transition specialist with ECU's Project STEPP, talks with student Matthew Lahey at the program's study space in Joyner Library. Johnson and other Project STEPP administrators recently released curriculum that will help high school students with learning disabilities make a successful transition to college life.
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Photo by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServicesEmily Johnson, associate director and transition specialist with ECU's Project STEPP, talks with student Matthew Lahey at the program's study space in Joyner Library. Johnson and other Project STEPP administrators recently released curriculum that will help high school students with learning disabilities make a successful transition to college life.

ECU notes: Transition to college

By ECU News Service

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Faculty members at East Carolina University have developed and released free curriculum materials designed to help high school students with learning differences make a successful transition to college.

The curriculum — all available online — is an outgrowth of six years of experience with Project STEPP, a program at ECU for students with learning disabilities.


“College is a time of tremendous change and adjustment for all students but even more so for students with learning disabilities who may be accustomed to receiving external support from their high schools and families,” said Emily Johnson, Project STEPP associate director and transition specialist.  

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