At the post secondary level, the sole purpose of accommodations is to give your student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of course curriculum by minimizing or even eliminating the impact of a disability. The bottom line? Be proactive in knowing where to go and what services are available.
For families of students with learning differences, one really important step in determining if a college is the fight fit is contacting the Disability Services Office. Initially, this relationship will center around documentation.
Given that self-advocacy is equated with success, establishing a positive relationship with a college or university needs to be a top priority. So, over the next couple of days, I’ll talk about how to go about establishing a relationship with the Office of Disability Services.
Even if you decide not to initially disclose your learning disability on a college application, there are important reasons to disclose it once you’ve been accepted.
So, you’ve decided to disclose your learning difference. Here’s how to do it.
Every student diagnosed with a learning difference asks the same question. Should I or should I not disclose my learning disability on my college applications? The decision in definitely personal, so today we evaluate the pros and the cons.
Should students disclose a learning difference on their applications?
Yesterday, I began this series with a general introduction to how students with learning differences can begin their search for the right college. Today, we are going to focus on location, location, location! Moving away from home can be challenging for all students regardless of whether or not they have a learning disability. However, some […]
Some students yearn to “be like everyone else,” to not stand out. They spend energy and effort in trying to make it without any special accommodations. Some students succeed, although typically at considerable cost in time and energy. Others simply fail. Some students spend lots of time worrying if their grades are deserved or if […]
Everything Students with Learning Differences Need to Know About College Admissions