Student Resources

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.

Disabilities and Learning Differences

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

www.ldonline.org/ldbasics/whatisld

LD Basics

“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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