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Tips for Writing an Effective Application Essay

Tips for Writing an Effective Application Essay | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Get insightful tips on how to write an effective college application essay and set yourself apart from other applicants.
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Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
The story of three friends from Galveston, Tex., seems less a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of economic inequality.
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Finding and Applying for Scholarships | Federal Student Aid

Finding and Applying for Scholarships | Federal Student Aid | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Scholarships can help pay for college or career school, and don’t have to be repaid. Find scholarships using Federal Student Aid’s free scholarship search tool.
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There is a lot of free money out there to pay for your education. Go get it!

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I originally saw this website when I was filling out my FAFSA, and completely forgot about it until now! The Federal Student Aid website reccommends filling out as many scholarships as possibly. For my project, I am only filling out three, but in the long run I will probably fill out many more. This webpage is very informative and makes sure to bring to your attention that all scholarships are different, and to watch out for scams. I am glad that the federal government is helping out in more ways than just the FAFSA, which is already a huge help.

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Self-Advocacy for College Students | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Self-Advocacy for College Students | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
The need for self-advocacy skills in a postsecondary setting is essential. Students who have relied on the support of their parents and others now must be able to help themselves.

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Apps for High School Students: Productivity

Apps for High School Students: Productivity | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
This is the third installment of our Apps for High School Students series here on the blog. Today we are sharing a few great apps for Productivity. This is a really important topic for high school ...
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I met the co-founders last week in Baltimore. They are very passionate about education and technology. Check them out!

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Reading Difficulties and Solutions for Passage-Based Reading on the SAT | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Reading Difficulties and Solutions for Passage-Based Reading on the SAT | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from the "LD SAT Study Guide," the author explains how to solve many of the problems that plague students while they tackle the Passage-Based Reading sections of the SAT.

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Apps for students with dyslexia

Apps for students with dyslexia | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

"     Children with dyslexia can have trouble with many aspects of literacy, including learning the alphabet, recognizing letters, following a sequence of directions and mastering the rules of spelling. Having a son with dyslexia, we tried many things to help him with his frustrations. We used a lot of compensatory techniques and one web-based program that is now an app.
Below are six apps that aim to help kids and adults with dyslexia.

 

Examples:

Sound Literacy Published by 3D Literacy, LLC- $24.99- This is a full-fledged teaching tool for students with dyslexia. The app is customizable and offers phonemic awareness, spelling by syllables and sound maps. Watching YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1rX9JWvcWY&feature=plcp will help you understand the wide variety of ways to best use this app for each student.

 

Dyscalculator Publisher: Bind & Bjerre FREE- This functions like a regular calculator, but in addition to giving the answer with numerals, it gives the spelled-out number, spoken number and graphical (numbers presented as bars)...."


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Thriving in college with ADHD

Thriving in college with ADHD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

ADHD doesn't need to slow you down at the college level. Here are survival strategies that can help ensure your college experience is more productive and stress free.


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College Spotlight: Highlighting schools that better serve LD and ADHD students - Beacon College

College Spotlight: Highlighting schools that better serve LD and ADHD students - Beacon College | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida is a college for ADHD students and a college exclusively for students with a learning disability.
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Students Use Video Game Experience To Help Children With Autism

Students Use Video Game Experience To Help Children With Autism | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
If you visit a dorm at any college in the country you are very likely to find a couple of students with controllers in their hands focused on a video game and totally oblivious to the rest of the w...
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Transition: There Are No IEP's in College

Dr. Dell from The College of New Jersey discusses the differences between students' rights under IDEA in high school and ADA in college.

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Guidance Counselor - Learning Disabilities - Stepping Up to the Challenge - NYTimes.com

Guidance Counselor - Learning Disabilities - Stepping Up to the Challenge - NYTimes.com | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

For students with attention deficit disorder, the transition to college can be shaky. Here are four points to help ease the transition:

 

1) Before applying, factor in services

2) Get diagnosed with proper treatment and documentation

3) Medications may need adjusting

4) Plan for a place to get refills

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A College Graduate's Perspective: Preparing for college with a learning disability

A College Graduate's Perspective: Preparing for college with a learning disability | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Meghan Benzel, a recent graduate of Landmark College in Vermont, offers advice to incoming college students with learning disabilities.
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10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Don't sweat this part of the process, but do be prepared with a good topic and concise writing.
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Transitioning to College for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD

Transitioning to College for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Students with disabilities - In this podcast, Karen Golembeski, Assistant Director of Public Policy at NCLD, and her guest Vincent Varassi discuss the topic of students with learning disabilities transitioning to college.
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The Admission Game - College Planning Blog

"Learning Differences: To Disclose or Not?" 11/2/12
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10 iPhone Apps for the Productive College Student - Mobile and Wireless - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

10 iPhone Apps for the Productive College Student - Mobile and Wireless - News & Reviews - eWeek.com | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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Here are some apps that can help students stay organized in college. Better yet, they can start using them in high school while parents help them develop habits of using these tools.

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An at-home college-readiness test for students with learning disabilities

This article is about a readiness test that was written to be geared towards parents but could be helpful for students with LD to look over and consider themselves.


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5 Apps That Can Help Students Manage College Life

5 Apps That Can Help Students Manage College Life | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
College students can rely on apps to organize studying and homework schedules.
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Novotni Scholarship - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Novotni Scholarship - Attention Deficit Disorder Association | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

Discuss how you have found ways to meet the challenges of ADHD. The scholarship application is due March 15, 2013.

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Finding College Scholarships for ADHD Students

Finding College Scholarships for ADHD Students | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and you are seeking college scholarships for ADHD students, then look at learning disability scholarships.
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What Asperger’s Is Like | The American Conservative

The Interacting With Autism project has created this short video, intended to show what life is like for people with autism and Asperger’s.

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For a College Applicant With a Learning Disability, Additional Hurdles

For a College Applicant With a Learning Disability, Additional Hurdles | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
A panel explores how college applicants with learning disabilities might better navigate the admissions process.
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How Parents Can Help Kids with Executive Function Disorder

How Parents Can Help Kids with Executive Function Disorder | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
It may take the patience of Gandhi, but it can be done.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Richard Branson in TED / Dyslexic / ADHD / ADD

Richard Branson in TED (www.ted.com) talking about his school days as a Dyslexic.  


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