College Preparatory

In today's world most agree that attending college is vital. Many people turn to college preparatory schools to ensure their child reaches college. With this understanding, what happens to the adolescents that have learning differences or disorders? Thankfully there are college prep schools that meet this very need. We no longer need to worry about our children's ability to get into college. There are many resources and schools that specifically address the learning disorder and teach the child the tools and skills to be successful with their disorder. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 18% of adolescents aged 5-17 are diagnosed with a learning disorder or learning differences. Nearly all learning disorders fit into four areas of processing. The four areas of information processing are:

  • Input-How information is perceived
  • Integration-How the perceived information is interpreted
  • Storage-Difficulty retaining information
  • Output-How information comes out of the brain, such as, language, writing, and drawing

Signs of a learning disorder:

  • Trouble multitasking
  • Trouble knowing where to start a task
  • Multiple mistakes when reading
  • Trouble memorizing
  • Trouble with social rules of conversation
  • Trouble with family interactions
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Social struggles