By Christine Grutta, M.A. Landmark College Academic Advisor Note: This blog post was part of a Final Project in our online course for educators, …
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Guest post by Alicia Keating ‘17, LCIRT Research Assistant
The prevalence of learning disabilities and ADHD at the post-secondary level has been on the rise since around 1990, growing 18% between 1990 and 2005 (Cortiella & Horowitz, 2014 p. 29). This increase in the population of LD/ADHD students at the post-secondary level has led to a demand for better accommodations and systems in place to properly accommodate these students. The population growth has been accompanied by a rise in negative stereotypes surrounding students with LD/ADHD.
In this article by Linda Hecker, M. Ed, a founding faculty member at Landmark College makes a strong case for not waiving foreign language requirements for college students with learning differences.
Dr. Manju Banerjee, Landmark College's Vice President for Educational Research and Innovation, recently spoke with the editors of Understood.org, one of the largest and most influential websites supporting students with learning differences and their families. In this two-minute-long "Expert's Corner" feature, she discusses why students should take the lead in finding a college.