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[9/21/13 2:37:38 PM] russellvb1: Company Profile:
[url removed, login to view], while working with the Research Foundation of the State University of NY, researched and developed a program that has been proven to substantially improve the writing skills of highly motivated dyslexic students. Prior to using the program, the dyslexic students’ writing skills would typically be 3 to 4 grade levels below their general education peers. After following the program, their writing skills would improve to reach the 30th to 70th percentile of entering graduate students.
[9/21/13 2:37:52 PM] russellvb1: Situation:
Many dyslexic students entering college are not academically prepared for the rigors of a college education. Landmark College, a specialized two year college for dyslexic students, can bring dyslexic students’ academic skills to the college level; however, with an annual tuition of approximately $48,000, Landmark College is beyond the financial means of most dyslexic students. Universities with outstanding offices of disability services, such as the State University of NY at Albany (SUNY Albany), will work with motivated dyslexic students to overcome most of their academic problems, by providing individual tutoring and technology, which increases their GPA to 3.0 or higher.
[9/21/13 2:38:04 PM] russellvb1: However, due to the drastic cutbacks in higher education, many college classes no longer require students to write research papers; tests may make up the entire student’s grade. Dyslexic students can graduate having written only a few research papers, which does not sufficiently prepare the dyslexic student for graduate school or professional employment. Furthermore, even excellent university disability service offices do not have the resources to thoroughly work with each dyslexic student or to provide any outside services. This results in many dyslexic students graduating from college with good GPA’s, yet they are not prepared for the writing challenges of graduate school and professional employment.
[9/21/13 2:38:16 PM] russellvb1: Solution:
[url removed, login to view] offers an online course that is approximately 50 hours in length, which focuses on developing organizational and analytical writing skills. This course is offered at a modest price to students; there is no cost to the college’s disability service office. Students should also plan to spend 100 to 150 hours working with the college’s writing assistance center, or with classmates, in order to focus on grammar and writing, as well as on organizational and analytical skills.
[9/21/13 2:38:28 PM] russellvb1: Results:
A two-year independent study was conducted by Averill Park Central School District, with funding from the New York State Senate. The results were presented in 2006 to the New York City branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and are summarized below:
• Motivated dyslexic High School juniors and seniors were typically 3 to 4 years behind their general education peers in writing.
• Most dyslexic students score 2’s, and a few 3’s, on the GRE Analytical Writing Section pretest. This is in the 0 to 6th percentiles.
• Dyslexic students increased their posttest scores by 2 points - to 4’s and 5’s on the posttests. This is approximately in the 30th to 70th percentiles.
• We followed a few students through college; their GPA’s ranged from mid 2’s to 3.6. The dyslexic students described their writing skills as comparable to their general education peers.
For More information please contact Russell Van Brocklen, Editor/Consultant, Dyslexiaconsultants.com. (518) 496-7125