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how can ld people get into university?


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Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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Posted Sep 29, 2004 at 11:09:29 PM
Subject: how can ld people get into university?

i have a burning question!it seems that many people on this site are in univesity.how is it possible to get into,let alone pass, univesity?i could not in a million years even pass the entrance exams.how ld can you be to be attending university? my ld won't process any college level brain work .all you university people on this site,and all you geniuses who own your own businesses should cheer up. consider us trolls who do the sludge work.picture yourself being offered a delicious new york steak and trying to eat it. everyone else is enjoying his or her steak,but your's has cellophane on it and you can't chew it.you can see the nice steak,but you you can't eat it!this is only a microcosm of the living nightmare that is ld.oh,how i wish we had all these delightfully cute names for these disorders when i was young.all i heard was,"retard" and all the usual tired old epitaphs, grrrr.... i guess some people are always destined to be better off than others!

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ellyodd
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Posted:Sep 30, 2004 8:57:08 AM

Even though I'm vegetarian I get your point :P

I can't pass 4th grade math, I'll never go to university... But in Denmark we can get higher educations outside university, because we have another system.

But it's not easy to get in to those other educations. And certiantly not easy to go to university.

Why do you feel the need to go to university? Not having a hiiiiigh education does not make people bad people...

I was in the system. People called me all those names too, even there. We are not retards. Only people like Hitler deserves that title.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Sep 30, 2004 4:17:05 PM

Hi. Well, first thing, you need to have gotten "C's" and "B's" in High School. Also, you will need to have been tested in High School for
Learning Disabilities ( and have a written report by a Psychologist or
professor with a Doctorate in Education ) write the report, after testing
you for LD. This will include WAIS-III/R and others.
You have to be able to write, a bit ( fill out the application form) or
type the application form. You will have to go through 1 -- 3 interviews/
meetings for acceptance into the college. Good luck.

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i have a burning question!it seems that many people on this site are in univesity.how is it possible to get into,let alone pass, univesity?i could not in a million years even pass the entrance exams.how ld can you be to be attending university? my ld won't process any college level brain work .all you university people on this site,and all you geniuses who own your own businesses should cheer up. consider us trolls who do the sludge work.picture yourself being offered a delicious new york steak and trying to eat it. everyone else is enjoying his or her steak,but your's has cellophane on it and you can't chew it.you can see the nice steak,but you you can't eat it!this is only a microcosm of the living nightmare that is ld.oh,how i wish we had all these delightfully cute names for these disorders when i was young.all i heard was,"retard" and all the usual tired old epitaphs, grrrr.... i guess some people are always destined to be better off than others!

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Anonymous
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Posted:Sep 30, 2004 6:33:06 PM
Subject:dude...

You can go to Community College and work your way up to transferring to a University.

Seriously.

I do grade six math and I am at University.

Some folks need to do time in Community College and work their way up to University level work.

What is your l.d.?

Maybe you need to get re- evaluated

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JLD
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Posted:Apr 13, 2006 10:29:03 AM
Subject:University

I have always been terrible at math. I didn't get into college (because of the SAT's) and I went to a junior college and transferred to a four year university. Most four year schools will waive the SAT's if you've had a high enough GPA for a certain amount of credit hours at a community college. Good luck!

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A person
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Posted:Apr 14, 2006 4:24:05 PM

My performance IQ is below the 10th percentile, and I've just increased my math a 6th grade level.. I will also be finishing my associates degree soon and pursuing my Bachelors, and my cognitive functions are probably worse then most people who post on this board.

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Amber
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Posted:Apr 28, 2006 10:01:55 PM

I'm at a crossroads myself in my education. I graduated with my A/A in December of last year with a G.P.A. of 3.50 ( a result of many tearful sessions at the disabled center for my math and hours of studying). I'm now just so confused by the requirements of all the colleges I want to attend, and on top of that I might be moving out of the state in the middle of earning my B/A. Most of my problem is my family ( and some teachers) think I've been misdiagnosed and all my problems are a result of "poor self esteem" and not LD's. Also they see my high G.P.A. and say "Well if you had LD's you wouldn't be so smart. Maybe you just have a self esteem problem or anxiety disorder." If I have to move and attend another university I'm wondering if I'll be able to get the right services and not this bit about "poor self esteem".

Also some guy told me that with a B/A the classes you must take are centered around your area of study. I checked an art history B/A at one university I want to attend and it says that for an art history degree you have to also take athropology, world history, psychology, studio arts,a foreign language, and one theatre or dance class as your "core" subjects. I only have problems with math and auditory problems so I just wonder if that would mean I'm restricted only to subjects that would help me better with learning art history, or will I have to take another full course of core subjects (math, history, English, etc) along with the art history requirements.

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victoria
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Posted:Apr 29, 2006 12:11:01 PM

Amber -- if you have the credits from a good school, then you can usually transfer your course credits from one school to another. You usually do not have to take things over again nce you have passed them. Each school sets up its own rules but if you send in your official transcripts they will evaluate them and tell you what will transfer. And if they deny some credits, you can appeal the decision.

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William
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Posted:Apr 29, 2006 7:42:48 PM

I was a lousy student in high school and totally dropped off the education track after graduation. Four years later, I went to a community college, completed two years there, and with that done, was able to get a automatic transfer to an in-state university. I ended up at the University of Washington.

Going to a community college is a good way to start. It's cheaper, and it allows you to test the waters a bit before you take the plunge to a bigger school.

Good luck,

William

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Sue
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Posted:May 09, 2006 4:05:58 PM

Hey, university does not make one a better person or better off.
Sometimes makes it easier to be better off, sometimes not.
From Desiderata:
"If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time."
(http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm ) - apparently *not* "found in St. Paul's Church, 1692" ...

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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itsmethere
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Posted:May 11, 2006 7:02:47 PM

I've always struggled in school but got good grades for effort and motivation. I managed to get into a good college through my grade-grabber attitude. My SAT was not stellar, but still decent, 1250-1350 range. I basically had no extracurriculars, though, because schoolwork took up all my time and energy. Since my family wasn't really thinking in LD terms and I was "officially" doing well in school, I never got tested for LD.

I only got tested in college of my own initiative where it was discovered I have a very severe LD, and the pattern is that of brain damage. I have my birth circumstances to thank for that.

I am in college RIGHT NOW and absolutely hate it. I struggle mightily. It does not benefit me at all learning-wise. However, both I and my family realize I need a BA credential so that I could one day provide for myself. And I find that as long as you are taking soft humanities classes, where it's all papers and no exams, you can always pass by simply handing in half-way decent work, even if it is just with a C. Colleges, especially good private ones, don't like to fail people, unless you are in a preprofessional program and they want to sift only the best of the best. Just getting a college degree is totally possible.

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spedie
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Posted:Jul 26, 2006 10:09:00 PM

First of all we should look at the definish of LD :

depding on where you live most place use the discrepancy modle.

this is when one has an IQ of 100
but is peforming like some with an IQ (achevment score) of 80

one will take the IQ -Achement score and get a number

if the number is greater the 15(may be different in places) one maybe LD

One can not be LD is thay have a not been given the optunity for education and so other reason


So it is possible to have a 140 IQ or more (very smart) and be LD

To be LD one should have a IQ of at least 90 in my opion but i have saw less.

IQ of less then 70 is in the mental retared range not LD.

so being LD mean you have to work harder but you can!!

please forgive my spelling i am LD!!


Special ed in more ways then one.

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spedie
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Posted:Jul 26, 2006 10:09:00 PM

First of all we should look at the definish of LD :

depding on where you live most place use the discrepancy modle.

this is when one has an IQ of 100
but is peforming like some with an IQ (achevment score) of 80

one will take the IQ -Achement score and get a number

if the number is greater the 15(may be different in places) one maybe LD

One can not be LD is thay have a not been given the optunity for education and so other reason


So it is possible to have a 140 IQ or more (very smart) and be LD

To be LD one should have a IQ of at least 90 in my opion but i have saw less.

IQ of less then 70 is in the mental retared range not LD.

so being LD mean you have to work harder but you can!!

please forgive my spelling i am LD!!


Special ed in more ways then one.

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:34 AM

I apologize for multiple repeat posts, but this thing doesn't let me delete and I have to write something.
[Modified by: itsmethere (itsmethere) on July 30, 2006 10:47 AM]

[Modified by: itsmethere (itsmethere) on July 30, 2006 10:48 AM]

[Modified by: itsmethere (itsmethere) on July 30, 2006 10:52 AM]

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:35 AM

What if some of your IQ subtest scores are in the very superior range and others in the mentally retarded range and overall you are flat out average (but none of your abilities are average)--so then you are not LD since there is no ability--achievement discrepancy?

Such is my case. I have VIQ 135 and PIQ 73 (probably it's 85 in reality since I completely didn't care about some of the tasks and didn't exert any effort) I was born prematurely (33 weeks), stood in my mother's birth canal for many hours, was born in deep asphyxia (did not start breathing), needed 15 hours of ventilation and have moderate spastic cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia (a type of brain damage). Am I then actually average and given mediocre or less Woodcock-Johnson measures performing to my potential?

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:36 AM

What if some of your IQ subtest scores are in the very superior range and others in the mentally retarded range and overall you are flat out average (but none of your abilities are average)--so then you are not LD since there is no ability--achievement discrepancy?

Such is my case. I have VIQ 135 and PIQ 73 (probably it's 85 in reality since I completely didn't care about some of the tasks and didn't exert any effort) I was born prematurely (33 weeks), stood in my mother's birth canal for many hours, was born in deep asphyxia (did not start breathing), needed 15 hours of ventilation and have moderate spastic cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia (a type of brain damage). Am I then actually average and given mediocre or less Woodcock-Johnson measures performing to my potential?

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:38 AM

What if some of your IQ subtest scores are in the very superior range and others in the mentally retarded range and overall you are flat out average (but none of your abilities are average)--so then you are not LD since there is no ability--achievement discrepancy?

Such is my case. I have VIQ 135 and PIQ 73 (probably it's 85 in reality since I completely didn't care about some of the tasks and didn't exert any effort) I was born prematurely (33 weeks), stood in my mother's birth canal for many hours, was born in deep asphyxia (did not start breathing), needed 15 hours of ventilation and have moderate spastic cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia (a type of brain damage). Am I then actually average and given mediocre or less Woodcock-Johnson measures performing to my potential?

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:40 AM

What if some of your IQ subtest scores are in the very superior range and others in the mentally retarded range and overall you are flat out average (but none of your abilities are average)--so then you are not LD since there is no ability--achievement discrepancy?

Such is my case. I have VIQ 135 and PIQ 73 (probably it's 85 in reality since I completely didn't care about some of the tasks and didn't exert any effort) I was born prematurely (33 weeks), stood in my mother's birth canal for many hours, was born in deep asphyxia (did not start breathing), needed 15 hours of ventilation and have moderate spastic cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia (a type of brain damage). Am I then actually average and given mediocre or less Woodcock-Johnson measures performing to my potential?

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itsmethere
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Posted:Jul 30, 2006 10:41:41 AM

I apologize for multiple repeat posts, but this thing doesn't let me delete and I have to write something.
[Modified by: itsmethere (itsmethere) on July 30, 2006 10:46 AM]

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EmilyG
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Posted:Aug 10, 2006 6:15:27 PM

There are alot of University that offer programs for students with Learning Disabilites and ADHD. Check out a book (I think it is called) K&W LD Colleges. I know that it can be hard, but if you find the right program it makes College a lot easier. I have just gotten my master's. I have an LD and ADHD. A student with and LD can go to college. You just have to the research.

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