Aug 25, 2006

ADHD, LD and the SAT/ACT tests

Did you know that students with LD and ADHD can receive accommodations when taking the SAT or ACT tests? Well, I didn't until I read about it in this month's issue of ADDitude magazine. According to this issue, if students can prove that their ADHD/LD affects their test-taking ability (which can be done easily with an IEP or 504 Plan), the College Board will provide accommodations to those students. For students who do not have an IEP or 504, it is still possible to receive the accommodations. However, the process is a little more complicated. Speaking with your child's guidance counselor should be your first step if this is the case.

For eligibility criteria, documentation required and forms necessary when taking the SAT, visit the College Board's website. If your child will be taking the ACT, read more about their requirements here.

I've also ran across several colleges that are specifly for students with ADHD and/or LD. For more information you can visit their websites.
  1. Beacon College in Leesburg, FL
  2. Landmark College in Putney, VT
  3. Colleges with LD support programs go here or here for a list

1 comment:

  1. For SAT accommodations, start EARLY. We delayed our son's test from Nov to end of January to resolve request sent in in late October. However we got it and he was able to take test at home school with a lot less anxiety.


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