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WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is difficulty with language. For people with dyslexia, intelligence is not the problem. The problem is language. They may have difficulty reading, spelling, understanding language they hear, or expressing themselves clearly in speaking or in writing. An unexpected gap exists between their potential for learning and their school development.

Individuals with dyslexia often have a wide range of talents, for example, in art, drama, math, or sports, yet they may have difficulty remembering things or organizing themselves.

No two people with dyslexia are alike. Each has individual strengths and weaknesses.  As an example, some may have difficulty with reading and spelling. Some may have difficulty with speaking clearly or have problems with handwriting. Others may have difficulty knowing right from left or before from after. Some may have additional problems, such as attention problems.

Often, other members of the family have faced similar challenges. For example, a parent, brother, sister, uncle, or grandparent may have had difficulty learning to read and spell.

(This information taken from publications by Angela M. Wilkins and Alice H. Garside)

Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students

Almost all colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The colleges and universities listed below go a step further…they offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.

Abilene Christian University Manhattanville College
Adelphi University Marist College
Albion College Marshall University
Alfred University Marymount Manhattan College
American International College Menlo College
American University Mercyhurst College
Anderson University Meredith College
Andrew College Messiah College
Augsburg College Missouri State University
Baylor University Mitchell College
Barry University Morningside College
Beacon College Muskingum College
Boston University New York Institute of Technology
California State University Fullerton Nicholls State University
Centenary College Northeastern University
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Notre Dame College
Community College of Allegheny County Pacific University
College of Charleston Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Mount St. Joseph Rocky Mountain College
College of St. Catherine Roosevelt University
Colorado School of Mines St. Ambrose University
Columbia College- Chicago St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Creighton University St. Michael’s College
Curry College Santa Monica College
De Paul University Schreiner University
Diablo Valley College Southeast Missouri State University
East Carolina University Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Southern Oregon University
Fairleigh Dickinson University Southern Vermont College
Finlandia University State University of New York College
Gannon University     at Oneonta
Hofstra University Texas State University-San Marcos
Iona College Texas Tech University
Iowa State University University of Akron
Johnson State College University of Arizona
Kent State University University of Connecticut
Landmark College University of Denver
La Roche College University of Indianapolis
Lee University University of Iowa
Limestone College University of Memphis
Lincoln College University of Minnesota at Duluth
Long Island University/ University of the Ozarks
  C.W. Post Campus University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Loras College University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Louisburg College University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Lynn University Ursuline College
Villanova University
Waldorf College
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Westminster College
Xavier University