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College Accommodation Ideas?

I’m trying to figure out what to write up for accommodations for college. Testing and Math (and I’m sure other subjects) are very challenging for me, so I’ve been searching around to find out what might be a good accommodation? Any ideas?

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Try this information from About.com by Keath Low:

Below is a listing of some of the accommodations and learning support services you may be eligible for in college:

ADHD Accommodations and Support

Priority registration
Extended time to complete assignments
Extended time on tests
Testing over several sessions
Permission to take tests in a quiet, nondistracting environment
Academic tutoring
Note-taking services
Audio-taped textbooks
Reading services
Instructions from professor to be given in writing
Course substitutions
Reduced course load
Be sure to communicate with your professors and work together with them to come up with helpful solutions for learning the material. Class sizes can get to be so large in college that it isnít possible for professors to know all their students ó making it easy for ADHD students to get lost in the shuffle. Take the initiative to seek help and show interest in your classes. Don’t get lost in the shuffle, instead get to know your professors so they can help you reach your full academic potential in college.

Posted by Coach Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, ACAC on Jun 05, 2011 at 11:24am

Not all colleges and university will accomodate your needs. It is important to do some research to find out what they offer and all about the process. Make sure the accomodations are written in an IEP and you need to bring that to your college of choice.

Posted by nkolinski on Jun 12, 2011 at 1:12am

For what its worth…

I was diagnosed diagnosed in College at age 29. I would say that the BEST help I could have received would have been a MENTOR. 

Of couse a ADHD/ADD coach would be BEST! but in the absence of, a student at least one year ahead in the program could lead the ADHD/ADDer; helping the student organize their projects/ papers, etc. Give them a structure to follow.

Posted by Yamfaa on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:27am

And the audiotaped text books did Save me.

Posted by Yamfaa on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:28am

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