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Landmark College, Putney VT holds Summer Program at UC Berkeley for Students with Learning Differences

Landmark College, Putney VT holds Summer Program at UC Berkeley for Students with Learning Differences | Learning Disabilities:  What are they?  How can we expand our higher education toolbox to promote student success? | Scoop.it

Landmark College — America’s leading college for students with language-based learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD — is bringing its expertise to the West Coast this summer in a rigorous 5-day workshop at the University of California Berkeley.


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Just an example of what UC Berkeley is doing to assist students with LD. 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:18 PM

Kudos to the folks at Landmark College! -Lou

 

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"WHAT:         Summer Intensive for Success in College

DATES:        Monday, Aug. 5 – Friday, Aug. 9
WHERE:      University of California Berkeley
(NOTE: This is a non-residential program, but limited on-campus housing is available)

This highly personalized workshop helps students feel better prepared and more confident as they begin college classes next fall. Program participants will:

•    Gain an understanding of their learning differences and personal learning styles;
•    Discover specific strategies and technologies to use to support their success in college;
•    Explore how to effectively integrate assistive technology into their college work;
•    Learn how to advocate for their needs as someone who learns differently; and
•    Build an individualized toolkit of reading, writing, studying, and organizational skills."

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National Center for Learning Disabilities | NCLD.org - NCLD

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities – the leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This website provide a lot of important and beneficial information to parents and educators. 

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Accommodations vs. Modifications: What’s the Difference? | Accommodations | At School

Accommodations vs. Modifications: What’s the Difference?  | Accommodations  | At School | Learning Disabilities:  What are they?  How can we expand our higher education toolbox to promote student success? | Scoop.it
In this NCLD podcast, Candace Cortiella speaks with Dr. Lindy Crawford about accommodations for students with learning disabilities (LD).

Via NYC Dyslexia
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This is a great explanation of the difference between modifications and accommodations.  It is important to note that we are moving through a transition period in the way special education instruction is being implemented.  Many districts have recognized what Dr. Crawford refers to as 'learned helplessness' through unnecessary modifications.  Districts are now improving their programming, but we are left trying to transition students into post-secondary education who have been educated using these unnecessary modifications.   

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 5:01 PM
Jen, Great insight. I learned quite a bit from this article, as well as from your insight.
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Video: What Are The Different Types of Learning Disabilities? - NCLD

Video: What Are The Different Types of Learning Disabilities? - NCLD | Learning Disabilities:  What are they?  How can we expand our higher education toolbox to promote student success? | Scoop.it
Learning disabilities expert Dr. Sheldon Horowitz explains the different types of learning disabilities and their impact on people with LD.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a great video to watch that defines what learning disabilities are.  It is important to note that students with learning disabilities do have average intelligence, they just have a "glitch" or two in the learning process!

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Betty Clevenger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:21 PM

Understanding learning disabilities will enable teachers to better work with their students.  This short video gives a brief easy-to-understand overview of learning disabilities.

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Tips for Dyslexia at College

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It's back to school, and some of our students are making the big leap from high school to college. From this oldie-but-goodie, check out these College Tips for students with LD:

 

- Reduced Courseload
- Note-Taker (easier to get than high school)
- Study Early
- Mnemonics - memory tricks
- Weekly and Monthly Calendar for Assignments
- Flashcards (we like Flashcard Exchange or Quizlet)
- Books on Tape
- Don't Work During School Year
- Make Wise Decisions Re: Teachers and Classes


Regarding the latter: "Several of the participants also mentioned what may be labeled an 'underground network,' a system of checking with other students about professors from whome they should take classes. They tried to find professors who were fair, who would make the necessary accommodations for students with learning disabilities, and whose lectures were keyed to the assigned text. The option of selecting these professors was possible because participants attended a large university. At a smaller college, fewer choices exist."

Nowadays, students have sites like Ratemyprofessor.com and sometimes student review guides that anonymously give reviews of different profs. It also pays to see the length of reading list and required writing.

 

Read more. 

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Although this article may be geared more toward the student, we as instructors can pick up on this information to assist our students so that they may achieve success!

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Haley Thompson's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:12 AM

Things to remember if i fall behind.

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Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Learning Disabilities:  What are they?  How can we expand our higher education toolbox to promote student success? | Scoop.it
Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities...

Misconception 1: The Term 'learning disabilities' is interchangeable with other disorders.

Misconception 2: Learning disabilities are easily diagnosed.

Misconception 3: Learning disabilities usually correspond with a low IQ...


Via Beth Dichter
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Yes!

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Molly Schoenfeld's curator insight, February 25, 2014 1:56 PM

Check out this article that covers 5 common misconceptions about children with developmental disabilities. It is really interesting to see a "myth-busting" approach to learning disabilities, considering most people do have stereotypes regarding disabilities (i.e., that IQ is lower in those with learning disabilities, or that disabilities can be "fixed" or just go away with time). I think this article is a good resource on an elementary level for people who have little understanding of children with learning disabilities, and are open to learning the truth behind these special students.

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Notre Dame College program helps students with learning disabilities thrive in higher-education setting

Notre Dame College program helps students with learning disabilities thrive in higher-education setting | Learning Disabilities:  What are they?  How can we expand our higher education toolbox to promote student success? | Scoop.it

By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer

 

"College can be a daunting place for a student with a learning disability, but those who enroll in a special program at Notre Dame College receive intensive services that help them succeed. Students are tutored at least four hours a week by adults with professional degrees, meet with learning specialists and are offered career services and help with time management and study and organizational skills."

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Success stories!  Many times after students leave high school they are left to flounder in post-secondary education because higher education disability service programs are not specific enough to their individual needs.  This is an insightful story on how Notre Dame assisted students in their success!

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 5:01 PM
Cool! It gave me such a good feeling.