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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I am a rising senior. I have dyslexia, dysgraphia and
difficulty in word retrieval and processing issues. I think I am
pretty bright. I do well at school with a lot of support. I play
soccer and softball and am a member of the swim team. I am involved
in student government and volunteer with autistic kids in a local
community center. I love small kids and work at a day camp and an
after-school program. I want to go to a regular college.
- You sound like a wonderful young woman and I'm sure you will do very
well in college.
As you know, there are different levels of learning support at
college. Without knowing exactly what type of accommodations you
currently receive, it is a bit difficult for me to help decide what
is best for you, but when you choose a college, you will have to
decide among the following possibilities:
- a school for students with LD (like Landmark College)
- a school whose student population is half LD and half not
(like Curry College)
- a "regular" college that offers centralized special support
(like the University of Vermont)
- a school that has minimal services
You can find the web sites of these and ALL the colleges in the USA
through the EDUFAX Internet site.
Using LD services does not mean that you cannot make it in the real
world. It simply means that you are aware of both your assets and
your deficits and know how to maximize the assets and minimize the
So, whatever you decide to do, I believe that you should choose a
college which has the support available and then use as much as you
need. Your degree will not reflect how many times you came to the
Resource Center for help. If you don't use learning resources,
however, your transcript might indeed reflect that you could have
used a bit more support. Many regular colleges may be able to offer
you the support you need, but make sure you investigate everything
carefully before you choose to attend.
As the LD Chairperson for the Independent Educational Consultants
Association (IECA), I work with many students who have learning
differences and help them find exactly the right situation, not only
for academics, but also for issues of self-esteem and self
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
EDUFAX provides services for the Collegebound High School Student.
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