Category Archives: Colleges

Colleges and universities with LD support programs. This is not an exhaustive list and we update it often.

If you don’t find what you are looking for suggest a new college.

Navigating Life On Campus When You’re On The Autism Spectrum

From NPR Series “Been There” Adjusting to college campus life can be particularly challenging when you struggle with the mechanics of social life because of underlying social thinking challenges endemic to students on the Autism Spectrum. Life On Campus When … Continue reading

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“Major” changes coming to 2016 SAT

Glad they’re thinking “changes” and updating. Call me skeptical however, but I’m not convinced. Changes to SAT in 2016

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Succeeding in College with a Learning Disability

From US News and World Report: Succeed in College as a Learning Disabled Student Some pretty basic reminders for students with learning disabilities in college or about to start. While this article has some holes, the take away should be … Continue reading

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Online College Directory and Infographic

Interesting infographic (sorry though, slow loading I see) on Online University Learning. Full article and directory here at OnlineCollegeCourse.net

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New Special Education Link

This special education site has listings for colleges and universities with online special education coursework and degrees. www.educationdegree.com/programs/special-education/

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Getting Help & Finding Answers

University of Michigan Dyslexia Help, which is connected to their Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

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Effective Training of Teachers Who Teach Reading: A Must for Students with Learning Disabilities.

“Learning to teach reading, language and writing is a complex undertaking. The competence and expertise of teachers can be nourished with training that emphasizes the study of reading development, language and individual differences,” said Dr. Louisa Moats, Chair of IDA’s … Continue reading

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Extra Time on Standardized Tests

Recently someone and I had an exchange about the notion of extra time as an accommodation for standardized tests such as the SAT. He brought up some good questions. Here’s one of them and my reply: Him: “Let’s talk about … Continue reading

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Final Days to Apply for College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education.  The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from … Continue reading

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The End of $200 Textbooks?

wohnai/flickr From Good.is The average community college student in Washington spends about $1,200 per year on textbooks. I know that as a society we’re probably in the infancy of this movement to digitize textbooks and in a variety of ways, … Continue reading

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Will Dropouts Save America?

After reading this article in the NY Times online, two themes emerged in my head: 1. Create curriculum for entrepreneurship at the high school level and, 2. the Cass Business School study that identified upwards of 35% of successful serial … Continue reading

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Are College Placement Tests Poorly Used?

From Good.is “How to Break the Cycle of Remedial College Classes” Interesting slant on the over-reliance and perhaps, misuse of remedial classes at the community college level. “The proof initially emerged with many students transferring from San Diego’s West Hills … Continue reading

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