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