Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: College for Dyscalculics
Posted by Tamsin on August 31 2011 11:11 PM
Hey all! Last year I heard about a college type program for people with learning differences and Autism. They accept students with Aspergers Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, Dyscalculia, and executive functioning disorders. It is called Scenic View Academy (http://svacademy.org/) and it is in Utah. I'm just wondering if anybody has actually gone there. I sent in an application a few weeks ago, but they called yesterday to say they won't be able to decide if they can accept me for another 2-3 weeks.
Posted by squeakymonster on September 01 2011 01:35 AM
It sounds interesting. Good luck getting in. You'll have to keep us updated on how things go.
Posted by justfoundout on September 01 2011 03:36 AM
I know nothing of the program, but typing is so crucial to job, life, and survival these days, that if typing is holding you back, I'd say 'try anything'! I took typing way back in High School, before computers were invented. It was a manual typewriter of the kind that you had to reach up with your right hand and slap the carriage back to the left at the end of every line. Can you imagine that when I started typing on an electric typewriter, I actually 'missed' getting to slap that thing at the end or every line? <smiles> I wasn't fast and I wasn't accurate, but I did learn to type,... and I got really good at using white out and correction tape. Yes, I'll be delighted for you to get to go learn typing where they are making 'any' effort to be understanding to students who probably won't be typing 60 wpm. - jus'
Posted by RottieWoman on September 01 2011 01:10 PM
I didn't know of it, Tamsin but I know there are a small number of high school and post-high school/college programs specifically for people with LD, Asp. and ADHD etc.
Beacon in Florida is the one I've seen around most but there are others.