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colleges with good support for Bright Dyslexic


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: colleges with good support for Bright Dyslexic

PASSWORD>aaB78ROfuOc/II am writing on behalf of my son who is presently applying to colleges and Universities along the eastern part of the USA which "seem" to offer either a specific program for students with LD within a larger institution or seem to offer fairly good support services as a whole. I know, unfortunately, that things are NOT always as they may appear. Does anyone out there REALLY KNOW specifically of any GREAT programs in colleges or Universities that have GREAT support services that he should consider? He is a bright dyslexic young man who has always had to struggle with reading decoding, fluency, and thus comprehension. He probably will need a counselor who he can meet with on a regular basis once or twice a week for advice on strategies, and maybe even work with him on specific academic problems he may be having. I thank you in advance for taking the time to write back and to advise us from your own personal experiences or your knowledge of the experiences of friends. Michele

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

:Check out Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. It is a small liberal arts college. They have excellent support services. I am speaking from personal experience. They do not advertise in the college books that they have support, but they have a substantial program. The president of the college is very sensitive and supportive of this population. It is acceptable and easy to get support and accomodations.I am writing on behalf of my son who is presently applying to
: colleges and Universities along the eastern part of the USA which
: "seem" to offer either a specific program for students
: with LD within a larger institution or seem to offer fairly good
: support services as a whole. I know, unfortunately, that things
: are NOT always as they may appear. Does anyone out there REALLY
: KNOW specifically of any GREAT programs in colleges or
: Universities that have GREAT support services that he should
: consider? He is a bright dyslexic young man who has always had to
: struggle with reading decoding, fluency, and thus comprehension.
: He probably will need a counselor who he can meet with on a
: regular basis once or twice a week for advice on strategies, and
: maybe even work with him on specific academic problems he may be
: having. I thank you in advance for taking the time to write back
: and to advise us from your own personal experiences or your
: knowledge of the experiences of friends. Michele

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

I have a daughter that has learning disabilities and went to Landmark College in Putney VT. The entire school is only for kids with ld. The classes are small and she would meet with a tutor for private instruction every day for at least an hour. Classes are given in specific learning strategies for each student and other techniques kids with ld can use. It is an amazing place, very small, very Vermont with a wonderful staff. At Landmark my daughter finally began to believe that people with ld are not "retarded" because she could not fail to be convinced by her friends many talents (music, art, drama, etc.) that she was also part of this very special group. Good luck.
: I am writing on behalf of my son who is presently applying to

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