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STUDY STRATEGIES NEEDED

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Guest Barbra Bannon

Help!

 

I am an 18 year old student with a LD in need of effective study strategies, particularly with writing. I just eneterd colleges and I need something to help.

 

If anyone could offer information of how they have dalt with this, i'ld be very thank ful.

 

-Barbra

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Guest JK

Barbra, why dont you go to your college advisor and ask about resources for learning disabled students. or if there is a college of education at your school (or a nearby community college) ask about any books they have on teaching students to improve in written language. It's something you will need to get some help in probably.

 

Maybe there is an older student who would coach you. If you have trouble keeping up in class you could ask the intstructor if you could tape record the session, but they have to be willing and you have to take the time to listen to it. Take notes as best you can and review them after class. If you wait a few days they may not make much sense!

 

Also if you have trouble writing, look into programs where you can talk into a mike at the computer and the program will write your talking. These take some training but can be worth it. You first would need to organize your thoughts very well, then talk about them. And get someone like a friend or roommate to proofread ALL your work before you hand it in. That's important! Good luck. You can do it if you make the effort and are determined!! ^_^

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Help!

 

    I am an 18 year old student with a LD in need of effective study strategies, particularly with writing.  I just eneterd colleges and I need something to help.

 

If anyone could offer information of how they have dalt with this, i'ld be very thank ful.

 

-Barbra

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Help!

 

    I am an 18 year old student with a LD in need of effective study strategies, particularly with writing.  I just eneterd colleges and I need something to help.

 

If anyone could offer information of how they have dalt with this, i'ld be very thank ful.

 

-Barbra

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STUDY STRATEGIES

 

The University of Kansas special education department under Deshler and Schumaker has developed many strategies for the high school and college learning disabled student. I have utilized these strategies in my high school classroom with great success. The strategies include: test taking, paraphrasing, sentence writing ( simple, compound, complex and compound-complex) and several more. You not only learn a skill, but you will learn to "self-talk" through a given situation with consistency and success. Go to the U. of Kansas website to learn more about the strategies.

 

I would also like to recommend that you go the NCLD website for techniques that will help you. Call your high school special education teacher and ask for her help. Personally, I had students contact me for a refresher of the self-talk that was taught to jog their memory. I have also intervened on behalf of the student who was getting tutoring at the university level, but that tutoring lacked the techniques used to help LD students.

 

By all means contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office in the town that the university is located in. They can avocate for you as well as help pay for specialized tutoring.

 

Good luck!

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