College Planning: Match Services to Needs

Selecting an appropriate college for students with learning disabilities is vital to their success. Because students leave high school with different levels of preparedness and varying abilities, a continuum of support services has emerged. Some colleges offer extensive services, while… Read the rest

Applying to College? We’ve Got You Covered

The college application process is daunting for all students, but for those with LD and ADHD it can be especially challenging. In the College Bound section of the Smart Kids with LD website, you’ll find everything you need to make… Read the rest

Scholarships for Students with LD

’Tis the season to get college applications in—and for many, that includes looking for scholarships to help offset the ever-increasing cost of higher education. According to FinAid, “a good rule of thumb is that tuition rates will increase at about… Read the rest

Applying to College: Use the Essay

For aspiring college students, the essay may be the most challenging part of the application process. After all, by the time you apply, there isn’t much you can change: most of your grades are recorded; your teachers and counselors have… Read the rest

College Interview: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

If your summer plans include touring colleges, and interviewing with likely choices, consider this a cautionary tale from a college student with LD who wishes to remain anonymous. My doctor tells a funny story about her medical training. When patients… Read the rest