Raising and educating kids with dyslexia

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Art college and dyslexia

We’ve started on the journey of looking at colleges for my daughter with dyslexia.

This summer she is enrolled in a pre-college summer studios program at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This is providing her with an opportunity to experience art school and explore different art and design options through electives.

It did not occur to me, or my daughter, that this pre-college art program would involve a lot of reading and writing! My daughter’s comment to me tonight was that had she known this, she would have thought twice about enrolling. If I had known this, I would have enquired about how the program  accommodated her disability.

If my daughter is to pursue an undergraduate fine arts degree, then this will include liberal arts studies and consequently include s a considerable amount of reading and writing. Therefore, in our college search, we need to look at the resources offered by each college to help her succeed.