Managing Learning Disabilities as a Teen and Young Adult
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For many students with a learning disability, this is their first time out on their own and dealing with this disability without a formal IEP or a parent or support network to help them.
Almost 20 percent of college students have some sort of disability, including learning disabilities. While there are many supports at every college for students with learning disabilities, many students don’t report they have an LD due to fear of stigma, not knowing there are services available,
Of students with learning disabilities, there are some statistics that are in support of getting help early and often.
- Mean GPA is highest for students who disclosed their disability early.
- Students who attend a learning support center fared better than other students who didn’t.
- Every hour of help from a tutoring center improved students’ GPA.
This is all important stuff – because many students with learning disabilities don’t graduate from college – and the reasons above are part of why. Now, take a look at our resources and save them. Hopefully you can use them to be a part of the percentage that does graduate.
Our resource gives you tools for your specific LD, how to advocate for yourself, how to ask for accommodations, help understanding your learning disability, and how to manage your LD in school, at work, and with a co-occurring disorder. There are even specific resources for teachers, and videos for those who don’t like to or who have difficulty with reading.