How To Overcome Learning Disabilities In College

If you have a learning disability, managing your college life can be tough, but help is available. Many schools provide student support for students with learning disabilities, like dyslexia, as well as those who experience disorders that can make studying challenging, such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or ADHD.student-support

Notify your School

Don't feel like you're making people go out of their way because it's their job to help you do well and teach you what you came there to learn.Your college can accommodate your disability in a variety of ways. Some schools offer translators to students with hearing disabilities who go with you to each class and make sure you're receiving clear instruction. Vision problems can also be addressed if you let your school know in advance. Talk to your instructor about sitting in the front of the class or receiving extended time on tests, which could make all the difference for you in overcoming your disability.

Stay Comfortable

If you find a method that works for you, stick with it and keep your instructors, counselors, and health professionals updated on your progress. Feel good about all the accomplishments you achieve in college and reward yourself accordingly. After a stressful test, take the next day off to relax and have fun so you can recharge to get energized for next week's material. If you ever have an emergency, contact someone immediately and remember that you have plenty of options for help. 

Find Support

Talking to a professional can help if you have an emotional issue that is threatening to impact your school performance. They can help you manage your schedule and brainstorm ways to avoid situations that cause additional stress. Also, don't forget to take advantage of a learning resource center - these locations are often great for students who feel overwhelmed academically. Remember, your college wants you to succeed, so they'll do whatever it takes to make you feel well-positioned for success.

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