The more I work with students who have learning disabilities, the more convinced I am that they have the potential to be as successful in college as any other student. It is just a matter of helping them to find schools that will be supportive of their learning styles and committed to seeing them graduate.
Many colleges and universities claim to have the support services that learning disabled students require. Upon looking further, however, you may find that these services are available for all students, not just those with learning disabilities. That is why choosing colleges that fit your student's learning needs is a process that involves time and research
College learning disability services should include but are not limited to: Priority registration for scheduling and registration for classes, alternative courses for foreign language and math, specialized tutoring for specific subject areas, extended time to take tests, availability of audio textbooks, and assigned note takers,
Obviously not all students with learning disabilities will depend on all of these services, but it is important that your child receives the support services that will help him or her have a successful college experience.
While it adds one more factor to consider when selecting a list of colleges, it is worth the effort to see your child with learning disabilities having the academic success he or she deserves. This usually leads to students gaining confidence in themselves and feeling more secure in their social experiences.in college.
If you are having difficulty finding the right schools, you may want to contact a private college counselor who will be able to help you to choose the right colleges for your student.