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What are some specific study skills that benefit students with learning disabilities?

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Students with learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder who participated in a study at Virginia Commonwealth University identified the following study skills as helpful to their success in postsecondary education:

  • Writing strategies
  • Proofreading strategies
  • Color-coded information
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Time management strategies
  • Organizational strategies for reviewing research articles
  • Videorecording for self-evaluation
  • Role-playing practicum exam questions

These strategies were considered helpful in the context of other supports, which included academic accommodations, the development of self-advocacy and personal skills (e.g. understanding their disability and impact on learning), and the use of technology.

Source: Assisting LD students overcome personal issues helps them succeed. (2004). Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 9(9).