Colleges For Students With Learning Disabilities

one out of seven students is facing some or the other kind of learning disabilities which is making it difficult for them to cope up with their fellow mates. In this article, learn about the list of all the colleges for students with learning disabilities.

Updated by Sreelekha R K on 27th March 2020

According to research, one out of seven students is facing some or the other kind of learning disabilities which is making it difficult for them to cope up with their fellow mates with respect to academics or any other necessary skills in a traditional method of learning.

More than two lakhs students entering college have some type of learning weakness. So, now you can imagine their capability of the passing out of schools and colleges with better grades and so. Hence, we would like to consider these students as specially-abled students instead of disabled. 

We are here to give you all the necessary information regarding these students and the colleges offering good care and education in spite of their disability. 


What is a learning disability?

To be honest, it is nothing of a big issue to make. It is considered to be a neurological disorder that can not be fixed or cured, but with support and assistance, a student will achieve the performance similar to their peers. In simple, it results from a difference in the way a person's brain is in the perspective of thinking and processing.

Children with learning disabilities are as bright or more intelligent than their fellow mates

Parents are the best teachers for those kids. They can help their children achieve something by encouraging them, explaining to them their weaknesses and strengths, understanding the educational system, working with experts and exercise certain strategies for dealing with any difficulties.

They may find it difficult to read, write, pronounce, to recall, arrange the data which they will get to know once they start working on it or during their formal education in a conventional form of college. But almost all the colleges now are being supportive and helping them with their academics often distinguished careers later in life; this about the teachers and institutions are highly commendable.


Colleges for students with learning disabilities

Here is a list of colleges that give extra care and support to these students along with the programs or assistance offered.

Name of the College

Important note

West Virginia Wesleyan College

The Mentor Advantage Program

The University of IOWA

REACH Program

Bellevue Community College 

It offers them a chance to earn a degree with guidance from an attentive and supportive staff.

University of Arizona, Tucson

Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques Center

Marshall University

The university is home to the West Virginia Autism Training Center, which offers a college program to individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Southern Illinois University

Achieve Program

Gallaudet University

Offers admissions to deaf and hearing-impaired students — though the hearing is also admitted

Rochester Institute of Technology

The school offers LD and ADD students access to a learning development center and disability and learning support services.

University of Connecticut

Beyond Access Program

Daemen College

The Gersh College Experience

Mercyhurst University

The program focuses on assisting those with Autism and other high-functioning forms of autism to adapt to campus life. 

Depaul University

Productive Learning Strategies Program

University of Denver

Learning Effectiveness Program

American University

Learning Services Program

Misericordia University

BRIDGE Program

Drexel University

Students with autism should check out Drexel’s specialized support program

Hofstra University

Program for Academic Learning Skills

Beacon College

The Beacon benefit is that students receive individual academic mentoring and full-time access to support services.

Marist College

Learning Disabilities Program

Landmark College

A number of assistive technologies are available on campus.


Common Learning Disabilities

  • Dyscalculia: People who are facing issues with the subject mathematics and its related topics. 

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Defined by high levels of disturbance and stressed or might be active than expected to be.

  • Dysgraphia: one with the problems with writing.

  • Visual Processing Deficit - A delicacy in taking on and using visual information.

  • Auditory Processing Deficit - Described by a strain to understand and use audible learning

  • Dyslexia: Issue with reading abilities.


Accommodation

It is a way in which tasks are presented that allow students with some sort of special ability to complete the same assignments as other students.

It will not modify the content of assignments, give students an unethical advantage. They do make it possible for these special students to show what they know without being hindered by their weakness.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that a child's Individualized Education Program team which both parent and child are a part of should make a decision of which accommodations are suitable for him or her.

Assistive Technology

It is a software device or equipment that helps people with functional disabilities work around challenges so they can learn, communicate, and function better. Software that reads aloud text from a computer is an AT or a keyboard for someone struggling with handwriting.

Talking Word Processors

This technology is specifically helpful for students with dyslexia as it gives you access to dictate a paper or assignment and have it translated into a text document.

Students who struggle with ADHD will not be able to concentrate all the time, there are chances they get distracted. Those students are given the option of recording the entire class session by the institute with the help of a digital recorder which is considered to be an AT.

AT centers

This basically provides many services, including formatting materials or coursework to be accessible to students, training students or staff in the use of assistive technologies, and providing assistive technologies to those who require them.

It also helps you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. This is especially important for kids who struggle with learning, whether in reading, writing, math, or any other subject. AT can help them thrive in college and in life and also be helping them build self-confidence and be independent.