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Four year comprehnsive program in Souuth East


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Posted Mar 12, 2003 at 8:24:47 PM
Subject: Four year comprehnsive program in Souuth East

Hi,

Our son is a junior in high school, and is interested in attending a college in the south east. He is LD, with Auditory Proicessing problems. He has received a wonderfull education in our public school system. He wants to succed in college as he has in high school. I would like to know if anyone knows of any colleges in the south east that have comprehensive programs for LD. He prefers Florida. I'm gratefull for any good recomendation you can give me. We live in the north and he wants to go some where warm.
thanks

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Posted:Mar 12, 2003 11:57:39 PM

Muskingum College is great. It is not in the south but they have a program that works specifically with students with learning disabilities. They were very helpful and caring towards me when I went through the program ( I was a student with learning disabilities and am currently in the education field). The name of their program is the PLUS Program and I beleive that it is known nation wide.

www.muskingum.edu (This is their home page)

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Posted:Mar 15, 2003 9:23:01 PM

This is just about the only 4 year college that I read very positive things about for students with lds on this board. I would also like to read some other suggestions. I do not read positive testimonials from students with lds that attend other universities or colleges. I would love to read both the positives and negative experiences, and where people wound up 5-10 years later. I would like to see some graduation rates from different colleges for students with different lds/add and what supports were offered.

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Posted:Mar 15, 2003 9:35:41 PM

read about this college often here. good things are said. any other suggestions and success storie elsewhere?

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Posted:Mar 16, 2003 10:53:13 AM

You've seen me pan Duke University (previous topic on forum). Just a few miles down the road, however, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I had a wonderful experience. True, it is a large university, and not designed FOR students with LD. But over the last few years they have developed a wonderful Learning Disabilities Services (LDS). Actually, I experienced UNC both before and after LDS got started there. (I was doing a PhD, and I was there for a few years; I graduated in 1995.) The director of LDS is wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, approachable, and committeded. They have a constantly growing staff of dedicated, committed, and well-trained LD/ADHD professionals who get to know each student personally, and work with him/her to tutor, coach, develop new skills, and figure out how to make the best use of the individual's strengths in learning, and how to compensate for the weaker areas. You work with one tutor throughout. They are constantly keeping up with and integrating new developments in the field. They will work with students and professors to arrange appropriate assistence as identified for the individual's needs, such as notetakers, textbook recording, and speicial testing arrangments, including providing quiet testing space, and proctors if the professor requests it. (Much better than having to make these arrangements yourself, and constantly having the professor or his/her proctor -- who know nothing about LD or ADD -- interrupting you to see how much longer you will be, etc., which was my college experience in the 1980s.) And all that I've described is what they were doing a decade ago; they have been constantly growing in space, staff, services, and technology since then. Highly recommend. UNC-CH LDS website: http://www.unc.edu/depts/lds/index.html.
University website: http://www.unc.edu/.

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There are several good programs in the Southeast that yourson might be interested in. Look at Lynn in Boca Raton which has all professional tutors and many other services that make is possible for kids with learning disabilities to be successful. Barry University is Miami is another. A lot of this depends on wants in a school and where he can has the credentials for admissions.

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Posted:Mar 19, 2003 7:59:11 PM

Beacon COllege is in Florida and is specifically for students with LDs.

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Posted:Mar 30, 2003 2:53:45 PM

I always recommend the K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences. It will have a good list of colleges with comprehensive LD programs.

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Posted:Apr 16, 2003 2:47:38 PM

Some advice:

STAY AWAY FROM TENNESSEE!!!!!!


I am a college freshman at UTC and I am LD in math. The accomodations at my university and others in Tennessee are absolute jokes (trust me, I've made several phone calls and visits).
It should come as no surprise that TN is the second worst in the country on educational spending.

I have heard, however, that Louisiana State University (in Baton Rouge) provides excellent accomodations for disabled students, the website is www.lsu.edu

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Posted:Dec 08, 2003 10:16:46 AM
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I go to the University of Memphis, and I would not recommend it if you have an LD or physical disability. Unless you have the time to fight for what all you need, do not go to Tennessee. Only go to Tennessee, if you have no choice in the matter. However, Rhodes College, in Memphis, is very caring if you have an LD and Christian Brothers, in Memphis, is good too; but they cost some big bucks to go to. I am working hard at the Uni of Memphis with my eye on transfering to rhodes or christian brothers because I have family obligations that keep me in Memphis. If you have free will as to where you would like to go, then go to Kentucky, Western Kentucky University is swell for helping you out if you have an LD. And it is cheap and in a nice area of the city.

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Posted:Jan 18, 2004 7:42:39 AM

Thanks for your insight on the UNC program. I reviewed their sight and found some very helpful information. This does sound like a wonderful program.

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Posted:Jan 19, 2004 10:43:57 AM

My daughter is a junior at the Lab School of Washington (for LD students only) and is now looking to go to college (like all other kids). In researching different schools I have found what looks like good programs at LIU - Southhampton, Hood College, and Allegheny College in PA. I would like to know if anyone has personal experience with any of these colleges.

But, my first concern is whether she can get into college in the first place. Her GPA is 3.1 but her SAT scores are under 900. Does anyone know whether colleges will take these kids with good grades but low test scores? [/b]

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Posted:Feb 21, 2004 9:07:53 AM

Quote "jackjack@lycos.com":

My daughter is a junior at the Lab School of Washington (for LD students only) and is now looking to go to college (like all other kids). In researching different schools I have found what looks like good programs at LIU - Southhampton, Hood College, and Allegheny College in PA. I would like to know if anyone has personal experience with any of these colleges.

Quote "jackjack@lycos.com":

But, my first concern is whether she can get into college in the first place. Her GPA is 3.1 but her SAT scores are under 900. Does anyone know whether colleges will take these kids with good grades but low test scores? [/b]

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Posted:Feb 21, 2004 9:18:17 AM

I know Alleghney is a very good small, private college, in a very rurel l area. I live in Western PA and know that there are a lot of very intellegent students there. Most are top of there class. I have a child who is LD-ADD, and would love for him to go there, but I don't think he would get in. I know very successful adults who have graduated from there. They say there is nothing there unless you are very smart and want to study all the time, or you play a team sport. I think I would have reservations on Alleghney for a child withe LD.

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