How to Choose the Right College for Students Who Learn Differently
Finding the right college for a student who learns differently can be a challenging and often overwhelming process. Each student has individual priorities and needs. Should you consider a college such as Landmark College, which is dedicated exclusively to students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD? Or would the student be well served by a traditional college that offers LD accommodations as add-on services?
Here are answers to some of the key questions you need to ask about the resources and features available in each setting so that you can find the best fit for your student.
Compare Landmark College to traditional colleges with accommodations for students with LD
Are LD support services integral to the academic experience?
Landmark College’s Centers for Academic Support provide comprehensive and individualized support for writing, reading, and study skills, with special centers devoted specifically to business, computer science, science, math, and educational technology. LC provides Counseling and Health services, a Residential Life support system, academic advising, executive function coaching, a pet therapy program, educational technology, and social pragmatics services for students with ASD.
Data suggest that only 35% of students who receive special education services in high school actually access disability services in college. Use of and access to disability services are entirely up to the student, who must seek out specialized tutors and technology, for example, adding an extra burden of responsibility during what is often a challenging transition to higher education.
Learn more about Landmark College’s academic services.
Are medical tax deductions or other financial aid options available that are specific to students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism?
Learn more about the medical tax deduction for college students with learning disabilities.
Is specialized career planning and placement support available for students who learn differently?
Learn more about Landmark’s career and internship services.
Has the college proven its commitment to creating an optimal learning environment for students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism?
Learn more about the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training.
Do residential, social, and extracurricular opportunities help develop confidence and social skills for students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism?
Learn more about the ways Landmark College seeks to create a vibrant and supportive community for its students.
Do students have ready access to assistive technology tools and support?
Learn more about the educational technology and consultations available to students at Landmark College.
Can parents expect the kind of close communication with college staff that may be particularly helpful to parents of students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism?
Learn more about Landmark College’s family programs.