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Accomodating different learning

Additionally, more SLD students now begin postsecondary education because distance learning and on-line courses provide easier access for them (Cook).

Therefore, many SLD students may not need major modifications to succeed at a college level, but rather minor accommodations to meet his or her specific differing learning needs.

One paper clearly stood out from the others: it was clear and artfully written, filled with specific support for a provocative idea. When measuring his academic abilities - the abilities to interpret assignments or negotiate the mechanics of college - Albert was incompetent. I think he had the potential to learn more in my class than he did, but the standard practices of education didnt work for him.

Students who, like Albert, do not learn well in traditional educational situations are often labeled learning disabled. Learning disabled literally means not able to learn and creates a stigma for learning disabled students.

A crucial accommodation is giving explicit clarification whether in the classroom, in the lab, on the web, or via distance learning.

Occasionally a more significant accommodation must be made for the SLD student.

The number of SLD students in higher education is actually greater since many SLD students do not have the formal testing that legitimizes their learning disability.

What this means is that one-fourth to one-third of freshmen students have some level of learning difficulty.

This number has increased approximately 10% in the last ten years.