Students with learning disabilities lose support from parents and teachers when they go to college, reports the Washington Post. It’s a tough transition.
Many students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or memory troubles have had years of education shaped by intense parental support, involved teachers and legally mandated school safety nets . . .
But what colleges must do is far less defined legally, and professors and administrators at some schools seem to remain skeptical about the needs that students might have. Schools must provide assistance to students, but only if the students disclose their disabilities.
Most students do not. Some want to shed the label; others don’t want the hassle of proving they’ve got a learning problem.
More learning-disabled students are going on to two- or four-year colleges, reports the Post. Those living away from home have the freedom to stay up all night playing video games, cut classes, postpone their term papers till after the last minute . . . If they learn to manage their time and meet expectations, they’ll be employable. Otherwise, not.