Walker-Moffat works intensively with our students to conduct research on the colleges they are considering. In addition, we take an in-depth look at the each student’s personal strengths, goals, and priorities to help us determine what each student is seeking in their own college experience. Below are useful resources to help students begin researching colleges and topics related to the application process.
- Calculator for Estimated Family Contribution from Collegeboard.com
- College Board’s Scholarship Search – College Scholarship Service’s Profile
- Federal Student Aid Homepage – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- Do you qualify for the Dream Act?
“What is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person’s brain is “wired.” Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
A learning disability can’t be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to successful, often distinguished careers later in life.
Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties.
Not all great minds think alike
Did you know that Albert Einstein couldn’t read until he was nine? Walt Disney, General George Patton, and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had trouble reading all their lives. Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab and many others have learning disabilities which haven’t affected their ultimate success.
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- Americans with Disabilities Act
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
- Children’s Disabilities Information
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Going to College
- Learning Disabilities Online
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- National Center for Learning Disabilities