ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

7 Colleges for the Learning Disabled

Updated on June 20, 2016

Selecting a College or University When You Have an LD

When it comes to selecting a post-secondary school, the decision is often a difficult one. This proves especially true if you're a young adult with a learning disability or attention deficit disorder.

The good news is there has been a lot of research over the years that has gone into helping people with different ways of learning compensate for seeing the world in a different way. This provides options for LD adults that didn't exist in the past.

While some of you will prefer to mainstream yourselves on large campuses, others may thrive in smaller, private colleges geared especially toward serving someone with unique learning challenges. Here is a brief overview of seven of the best and some of the services they offer their students.

Mitchell College; New London, CT

Mitchell's Bentsen Learning Center Program (BLCP) offers different support levels. Freshmen meet with a learning specialist three times a week. Four and two year programs are offered.

Mitchell College also runs Thames Academy, a gap-year program, to help kids with learning and attention issues get into college. The academy also makes earning college credit possible.


Curry College; Milton, MA

Curry's Program for Advancement of Learning (or PAL) helps its students individually and in small groups or classes. Students take one course with PAL for each semester. The courses focus on writing, reading, listening and organization skills.

For an extra fee, PAL offers a summer transition program to future freshmen.

College Building

Source

McDaniel College; Westminster, MD

This campus offers different support programs. The most intensive is the Academic Skills Program.

A counselor meets with students weekly to work on academics, time management, organization, and self advocacy. PASS (Providing Academic Support for Success) meets three times a week in group academic support sessions.

McDaniel also has a MAP (Mentorship Advantage Program.) This provides workshops on social skills, organization, time management and other useful topics.

West Virginia Wesleyan College; Buckhannon, WV

This college also has a Mentor Advantage Program. Students meet with tutoring staff several hours a week to gain general organizational skills and strategies for specific courses.

Freshmen can attend a college transition course. And evening drop-in hours are available for extra support.

King's College; Wilkestarre, PA

King's College has a 3-tier program called First Year Academic Studies Program (FASP.)

Students meet in groups or individually with a learning specialist for fours hours a week. This is to build executive functioning and learning skills. As the year progresses, along with the student's skills, support decreases.

Student Reading

Schools geared for LD students offer the extra support needed, if the student takes advantage of it.
Schools geared for LD students offer the extra support needed, if the student takes advantage of it. | Source

University of the Ozarks; Clarksville, AK

The Jones Learning Center (JLC) gives students one-on-one access to support staff. Together they work on academic and organization skills. There is no limit to how often they meet.

Peer tutoring and note-taking services are also offered. Special help for students with autism spectrum disorder is available on this campus.

Students with LDs

If you have a different style of learning, would you prefer a large campus that might offer services, or a smaller one geared for your needs?

See results

Campus Administration Building (b & w)

Source

Augsburg College; Minneapolis, MN

The Center of Learning and Accessible Student Services or CLASS is the curriculum used here.

Staffed by disability specialists who offer individual support, this school offers instruction of learning strategies, time management, compensatory strategies and academic advising along with housing assistance.

There are no fees for these services.

Do Your Own Research

This article is just to inform you that there are options to traditional learning on the college level. But in the end, only you can determine the right college or university for yourself.

Be sure to do your research so when you go off to college, you will be well informed of what to expect--able to embrace the new life that lies ahead.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)