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NVLD College Support

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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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Posted Nov 11, 2008 at 4:44:57 PM
Subject: NVLD College Support

I have struggled with learning differences all my life, including Non-Verbal LD as well as Depression and Anxiety. I am aware of several schools within the New England region that have strong LD supports..however some of them I am told do not cater to the Non Verbal Learning Style perspective (e.g.: Curry College)..I recently took the SATs and received a 1420..as you can see my discrepancy is clearly in Math..thanks for any help given.

Critical Reading 530
Math 360
Writing 480
Multiple Choice 39
Essay 11

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Angela in CA
Joined Mar 17, 2005
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Posted:Dec 11, 2008 10:31:51 PM

I would encourage you to think about the specific supports you need to be successful in classes and talk with the Disability Services Office of the colleges you are considering. Find out about their counseling services to help you with the anxiety that you might feel in this challenging situation. Check too on the math graduation requirements and see if they have either accomodations for you, tutoring, alternate courses or a waiver. My son with NVLD is now in his third year at a small college. It has been a struggle, but each year has gotten easier. If you plan to live on campus, you might be eligible through the Disabilities Office for a private room rather than dealing with a roommate. I know my son has benefited from having his own room where he can get away from stressful situations. Congratulations on your excellent SATs. College would be great opportunity, but be selective and find a good fit.


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Joined Dec 16, 2008
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Posted:Dec 16, 2008 9:54:02 PM

I would encourage you to seek out any supports available through the college/university. I know it may not seem like it, but you are in some ways lucky your weak area is Math. Depending on your major of choice, you may be able to get away with very little required math courses. I cannot say the same for people with verbal LD since it seems to permeate all areas of academics. Research colleges and ask about tutoring program availability. There are supports out there and you may not need to use your formal disability identification to get them. :) It's worth a try. Congratulations on excellent SAT scores.

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