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Understood @UnderstoodOrg
LIVE NOW Welcome to today’s #LDchat! This is Morgan with the Understood team. Today we have, parent and school leader Brian Thomas (@brianwthomas), MS, to discuss strategies for supporting kids with #LD and #ADHD as they prepare for college. https://t.co/HzPTf4Dvmh
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Who's with us today? #LDchat
Bookshare @Bookshare
Bookshare is happy to join the chat. #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
Hello, Folks: I am so happy to be here today, answering questions. Let me know what's on your mind. #ldchat
Edie Brown @edielovesmath
@UnderstoodOrg Edie: Academic therapist in Washington DC. Building an international tribe of teachers and parents of teens and young adults with ADHD. Most are college-bound. #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg Terrific, @edielovesmath. Many good friends in the DC Area. I hope I can add value to your thinking. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Let's get started! We'll use a Q1, Q2… format for questions. Please use the A1, A2… format for answers. Here's the first question… #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Q1. What should a student with #LD or #ADHD look for when choosing a college? #LDchat https://t.co/SzcUFh1gcu
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A1. (1/2) An #LD or #ADHD student should look for two things upon researching a college. First, what does the school have in terms of support in place. How many staff members and what kind of support. #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A1. (2/2) Second, and most importantly, students should ask the school for other students - two or three - who might have similar learning differences. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A1. (2/2) Second, and most importantly, students should ask the school for other students - two or three - who might have…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Choosing a college is a big job with many moving pieces, help lessen the stress by avoiding these potential pitfalls. https://t.co/t1VsdTE5Rc #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A1. (1/2) An #LD or #ADHD student should look for two things upon researching a college. First, what does the school have…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a college, here’s how you can help your child with #LD or #ADHD weigh the options. https://t.co/WhHiJvRR7b #LDchat
Edie Brown @edielovesmath
@UnderstoodOrg Only 40% of college students with ADHD say that they were offered enough accommodations. Keep in mind, they are responsible for their own services. The college is not required to ask. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
15 college programs for young adults with #LD or #ADHD. https://t.co/y84AV5yQhn #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
The second question is coming up… #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
What are the pros and cons of students disclosing their #LD or #ADHD on a college application? #LDchat https://t.co/e3SzJkvu92
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg Even at my daughter's college, which has been quite accommodating, it has still been a struggle. #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A2. (1/2) Great question: The most important thing are two-fold. One: Students should not pretend to be something they are not. Two: Students need to disclose so that they can get the support they need and are entitled to. #LDchat
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg That’s a great point. It’s important that students learn to advocate for themselves and their needs. This starts even at the elm level! #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
@sumnersgators1 Hi Jess! Make sure to use #LDchat so everyone can see your answers :)
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A2. (1/2) Great question: The most important thing are two-fold. One: Students should not pretend to be something they ar…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Whether it’s on an application or to a professor, here are some factors to consider about disclosing #LD or #ADHD. https://t.co/xjTXQIdtNY #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A2. (2/2) Without disclosing, colleges will not understand how a student has self-advocated or persevered. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A2. (2/2) Without disclosing, colleges will not understand how a student has self-advocated or persevered. #LDchat
Cognitively_Accessible_Math @geonz
@UnderstoodOrg #LDChat seek at least one person who will be a close ally. There are often specific people & supports you won't know about (but yes, also look closely over the college info!) or might not be specific for #LD but will help.
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@UnderstoodOrg Students should consider the type of learner they are and ask about what accommodations the university is willing to offer. #edu5213SBU #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
Q2: I wasn’t aware there might be cons to disclosing. Interested to learn more. #LDchat
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
Q1. A student with #LD or #ADHD should visit the office for students with disabilities before choosing a college to make sure that accommodations can be provided. A thorough triennial evaluation is necessary late in high school, not just a triennial review. #LDchat #EDLR5402
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Let's move on to Q3… #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
What supports and services are available to students with #LD or #ADHD in college, and how do they get them? #LDchat https://t.co/aeIiSbYmWi
Tara Buehler @blersbrainiacs
@sumnersgators1 @edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg I agree! I teach at the elementary level and I think it is so important that students in my 5th grade class learn to self-advocate! #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@Magdalenna2629 Right on! That should be the first thing, if colleges have the resources and support available. #LDchat
Sammy A. @potpier1
@Doctor_Bel @DoctorSam7 @SandraTidswell @AmeliaMills73 @BrettYoud @PamelaSnow2 @Isaology @Cfstep @duns3399 @dzyngier @dmounty14 @NarelleLynch1 @lifelonglit @dejaynjd @beswick_helene @Rob41554843 @ReadingShanahan @spelfabet @ReadingRockets @CodeReadNetwork @KirstenDuncombe @DrSandraM @Smithre5 @EminaMcLean FYI: #LDchat happening now for those interested. #Literacy #Reading #LD
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@SpTeacherJames Students think they will not be accepted to a school if they disclose their #LD or #ADHD. If they are not accepted, it may not be the right school for them. #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
A3: one of the best services are note-taking services. Other students get paid to provide (usually excellent) notes that the school distributes to students needing that accommodation #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A3. (1/3) It depends on the college or university. There tends to be quite a variety of support. Thanks to great resources like https://t.co/vgnRQGc42u, ALL schools now have help and a thriving community of experts. #LDchat
Bookshare @Bookshare
Bookshare is a FREE ebook library resource for US college students with #LD like dyslexia. We have a collection of over 730k books including textbooks for college classes. Sign up at https://t.co/YEqpkwCrIW. #LdChat
Edie Brown @edielovesmath
@UnderstoodOrg A2. 5% of college students with ADHD graduate. There ways to turn things around. Practice skills in Transition IEP goals. Unfortunately, they are less likely to feel confident in being successful. Emotional and psychological challenges result in greater intrinsic power. #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@brianwthomas Great points. Thank you! #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A3. (2/3) From Whitman College, where my daughter attends, to Stanford University, which is the hardest school to get into in the US, just about every school has a student support center for students who might need learning help. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A3. (1/3) It depends on the college or university. There tends to be quite a variety of support. Thanks to great resource…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Are There IEPs and 504 Plans in College? Expert Jim Rein, MA, weighs in. https://t.co/b29p0B3bCv #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A3. (3/3) Remember, some students don’t hit a wall until they get to college. So, colleges have advisors. Talk to one of the deans or advisors upon application, acceptances, or arrival at the school. #LDchat
Tara Buehler @blersbrainiacs
@SpTeacherJames I feel like while it may not be a con, unfortunately there is sometimes a stigma that comes with disclosing that information. Students don't want to be judged based on their abilities. #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg in HS T's may allow a s to do a PPT instead of a term paper or 5 paragraph essay #ldchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A3. (2/3) From Whitman College, where my daughter attends, to Stanford University, which is the hardest school to get int…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
College may mean no more #IEPs or #504plans, but that doesn’t mean your child can’t get support. Here’s a list of accommodations students can get in college. https://t.co/DjiWxHDFiY #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A3. (3/3) Remember, some students don’t hit a wall until they get to college. So, colleges have advisors. Talk to one of…
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@blersbrainiacs @SpTeacherJames disclosure is a tricky prospect for a lot of #ld students at school as well as n the job #ldchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
@mathconfidence Hi Robin! Make sure to use #LDchat so everyone can see your response!
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@blersbrainiacs @SpTeacherJames I would love to hear from people where disclosing was definitely a con. Evidence-based answers only. #LDchat
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@UnderstoodOrg It makes me wonder what changes need to happen at the secondary level to prepare our students? #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg I wish that there were more supports in college students who have been able to explain to their teachers or have a modified assignment in HS do not have that optioni ncollege #ldchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Time for Q4… #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Q4. What can families and teachers do to help prepare young adults for the transition of college? #LDchat https://t.co/gHQzLenxba
Edie Brown @edielovesmath
@brianwthomas @UnderstoodOrg A3 My older students must take charge. I encourage parents to step back. #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@sumnersgators1 @UnderstoodOrg Very true. Better college guidance for sure. #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
A4. Families and teachers can let their children and students know that they will be okay. It’s about confidence & asking for help. What got the student into college will be the same strengths that will sustain them throughout. Gain skills, ask for help, gain confidence. #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg That’s a surprising statistic. Anecdotally, the vast majority of college students with ADHD that I’ve met have graduated. #ldchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
RT @brianwthomas: A4. Families and teachers can let their children and students know that they will be okay. It’s about confidence & asking…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
High school to college can be a complex transition. Here’s how to help young adults think realistically about college and their future. https://t.co/E1Ee3PyNFY #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg Remind them that many classes will only meet 2 days a week and that they will benefit by doing homework all along also check @CanvasLMS and/or @Blackboard every day #ldchat
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@brianwthomas @UnderstoodOrg I’m glad to hear there are resources available ... now to get learners to be willing to seek help 🤨. #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Adjusting to life with a roommate is never easy. Help smooth the transition with these 12 steps. https://t.co/CSQHPAhCke #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg YES! And, coaching is the key at any grade-level. My daughter was good at advocating in 11th grade. My friend's daughter learned in grade 4. #LDchat
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
@UnderstoodOrg The content of 504 plans can transfer to college. Since an IEP would indicate a disability that requires more intensive services, I believe it should also be honored. There is probably a wide range in the level of support that colleges provide. #LDchat #EDLR5402
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg Find more alternatives for non college bound s's #ldchat beyond trade school and military
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg A4 give young adults time and space #ldchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@brianwthomas And they tend to be REALLY good at offering a wide array of services and supports, from testing accommodations, writing centers, note-taking services, even some tutoring support. As a learning support specialist at a private school, I’m jealous. #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@SpTeacherJames @edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg I had not seen that statistic either. I am wondering who is conducting good research on the persistence of #LD and #ADHD students? #LDchat
Amy Stringer @amestringer
Great info to share with students! I now want to find which colleges in Texas might offer similar programs...
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@sumnersgators1 @brianwthomas @UnderstoodOrg yes many s's with or without ld do not seek help #ldchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
RT @UnderstoodOrg: Q4. What can families and teachers do to help prepare young adults for the transition of college? #LDchat https://t.co/g…
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Any final thoughts before we wrap up for the week? #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@Magdalenna2629 @UnderstoodOrg I wish IEP could transfer to college #ldchat many s's know so much but cannot express in writing
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
I think roommates do deserve a special mention. It's important to have your student also paired with a student who will build and support their, his, her confidence. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Thanks for joining today’s chat, and a very special thanks to our cohost, @brianwthomas! #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
A4: students need familiarity with services offered, when they can be most helpful (earlier the better), a schedule to keep track of assignments and grades, and self-advocacy skills to lean on the supports being offered. #LDchat
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@edielovesmath @brianwthomas @UnderstoodOrg That’s great! I’m certain most parents have positive intentions but don’t realize that we (the parent) take away the students voice when we advocate for them. #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
Man, that went by quickly. I will stay to chat with anyone who is willing. Let me know what you all are thinking. #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Looking for more expert resources to help students with #LD and #ADHD? Check out Understood for Educators: https://t.co/Nfb6cSUADA #UnderstoodEDU #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@UnderstoodOrg even if they have accommodations I encourage s's to take the exams in my college classroom rather than the student support services as I do give hints :) #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@UnderstoodOrg Pretty cool stuff, @UnderstoodOrg! #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Join our next #LDchat with on Wednesday, 7/31 at 12pm ET. RSVP: https://t.co/qOSWjCCbHQ
Rene Grimes @MrsG2nd
RT @UnderstoodOrg: Looking for more expert resources to help students with #LD and #ADHD? Check out Understood for Educators: https://t.co/…
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@brianwthomas @edielovesmath @UnderstoodOrg I completely agree! Coaching is necessary. These are not skills that come by most students naturally. Give students time to self reflect and evaluate so they can determine their needs! #edu5213SBU #LDchat
Understood @UnderstoodOrg
Have a great day! #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@brianwthomas Thanks Brian -- do you have recs for online learners? do you think this is a good otion for LD? #ldchat thanks
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
@brianthomas I agree and the same applies to private schools. The safest approach seems to be visiting the office for students with disabilities and asking general questions. When accepted, a student can feel safer to disclose more information. #LDchat #EDLR5402
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@mathconfidence @UnderstoodOrg @CanvasLMS @Blackboard Yes! And spaced review is the only way to study! A little bit of studying 4 or 5 times a week beats cramming hands down! #ldchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@SpTeacherJames @brianwthomas yes but sadly no alternative assignments #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@mathconfidence It depends on the student. I know that many students prefer the relational (real-time one on one) interaction. #LDchat
DC3C @exploreDC3C
RT @UnderstoodOrg: Whether it’s on an application or to a professor, here are some factors to consider about disclosing #LD or #ADHD. https…
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@SpTeacherJames @UnderstoodOrg @CanvasLMS @Blackboard yes if possible -- esp in Math for s's to do a but each day -- that's how I passed my Elec Eng courses -- by working on problem sets :) #ldchat @EngineeringSU
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@Magdalenna2629 @BrianThomas I could not agree more. It really is all about feeling safe and being confident and comfortable. #LDchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@mathconfidence @brianwthomas Yes, my understanding is that there are accommodations aplenty, but modifications are harder to come by. #ldchat
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@brianwthomas @UnderstoodOrg Support and encouragement goes a long way! Yet another example of why trusting relationships are imperative ... that goes for student:student, parent, and teacher! Be intentional, present, and open minded! ❤️. #edu5213SBU #LDchat
DC3C @exploreDC3C
RT @UnderstoodOrg: There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a college, here’s how you can help your child with #LD or #ADHD weigh t…
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@brianwthomas yes if they can get one-on-one I think many college s's can be overwhelmed by the crowds...#ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@mathconfidence @SpTeacherJames My daughter's psych teacher did pull her in because she saw that she knew more than she was able to put down on paper. That helped her grade and confidence. #LDchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@brianwthomas in HS there are many eyes on your young adult -- like 10 or 12 pairs or more a day -- in college there can be zero esp if they go away -- you have no idea if they even go to classes!! #ldchat
Robin Schwartz @mathconfidence
@SpTeacherJames @brianwthomas yes we are not allowed to modify :( it would be amazing if we had oral exams as so many students can explain with words and inflection and body language that doesn't translate to the page #ldchat
James Street @SpTeacherJames
@Magdalenna2629 @BrianThomas I work at a private school as a Learning Support Specialist. I can’t speak to the admissions process, but I can say disclosure really helps us provide proactive support. It breaks my heart when a problem arises, then we get disclosure. #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@mathconfidence So true. What I have found is that students who are used to asking for help and support do continue on in college. They need to know that help and support is a right, especially when accepted. #LDchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
I would be curious to hear of exceptional or state of the art support for students in college. I do think that Whitman has great services for a non-LD college or university. #LDchat
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
A2: The pros are receiving the necessary support and protections. The cons could be stigma or negative impact on future career/references in the worst case. HIPAA laws should apply and confidentiality is key. #ldchat #EDLR5402
LEARNstyle Ltd @learn_style
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James Street @SpTeacherJames
@brianwthomas @mathconfidence At the end of the day, we just want to find out what students have learned by any means necessary. Why rely on faulty, incomplete, or inaccurate data? I’m glad your daughter had that positive experience. Best of luck to her in college!!! #ldchat
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
@Magdalenna2629 Privacy and HIPPA do matter! And, I know that this generation of students and learners are out there and proud. #LDchat
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
@SpTeacherJames @BrianThomas @SpTeacherJames I completely understand. Disclosure should happen first because it is the only way to know whether the school is the right fit. If a student is not accepted, then it means another school is a better fit. #ldchat #EDLR5402
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
Very, very true. #LDchat
Magdalena Macias @Magdalenna2629
@brianwthomas @brianwthomas I hope they are out there and proud as they should be:)! #LDchat #EDLR5402
Brian Thomas @brianwthomas
Great chatting with you all. I am signing off! #LDchat
LDA Peel Region @LDAPeelRegion
What is your experience disclosing/not disclosing #LearningDisability during post secondary application process?
Knowsley Parent Carers Voice @carers_voice
RT @UnderstoodOrg: What supports and services are available to students with #LD or #ADHD in college, and how do they get them? #LDchat htt…
Kennedy @TheLady_Kennedy
RT @UnderstoodOrg: What supports and services are available to students with #LD or #ADHD in college, and how do they get them? #LDchat htt…
sumnersgators @sumnersgators1
@UnderstoodOrg @brianwthomas TY for giving me a new perspective! As an elm tchr I’m always wondering what I can do to prepare students for the obstacles they’ll encounter beyond their elm years. I hope to send them into the world as confident, life long learners! #edu5213SBU #LDchat
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