Category Archive: Learning Disability

Dec 10

College Board To Offer More Accommodations For Students With Disabilities, ELLs

“The College Board announced on Thursday that it would make it easier for students with disabilities to request test accommodations… The College Board and its competitor, ACT Inc., have increasingly faced criticism—and questions from the U.S. Department of Justice—for testing practices that put students with disabilities at a disadvantage compared to students without disabilities. Now, …

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Mar 06

I Said We’d Never Hire A College Admissions Adviser. Then We Did.

“As I watched my friends with teenagers begin the college search process, I quietly judged those who hired a college admissions adviser. Certainly the admissions process is hard, but hiring someone to help your kid through the process? That’s something that “those” parents do, and we were not going to be those parents. Those are …

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May 27

Might You Be Dyslexic?

Many students do not understand why they are having trouble understanding and difficulty focusing. Could you be dyslexic? Many famous and brilliant people have dyslexia. This article truly highlights the dyslexic experience. “I was asked recently to write about how to motivate a dyslexic student.  If you have been teaching dyslexic students for any amount …

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Dec 15

Better Ways To Learn

“Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more? Mr. Carey offers students old and young a new blueprint for learning based on decades of brain science, memory tests and learning studies. He upends the notion that “hitting the …

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Jun 08

Apps to Help Students With Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties

Technology can be a great tool for all students and adults! Learning has never been better for those with learning disabilities. Check out some of these apps here.

Dec 29

A Great Big Smile For This Accepted Student

Watch this very touching video and learn about the ClemsonLIFE program. http://www.buzzfeed.com/maycie/watch-this-young-man-with-down-syndrome-find-out-he-got-acce?bffb ClemsonLIFE is a two year program incorporating functional academics, independent living, employment,and social/leisure skills in a public university setting with the goal of producing self-sufficient young adults. Students successfully completing the two year program will receive   a certificate of postsecondary education. For select students, …

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