In this section you will find:
- Information on how to refer a student to PLuS.
- Access to the online Academic Progress Report.
- Current and past issues of the PLuS Perspectives Newsletter.
- The elements for a syllabus statement.
- General information about LD
- General information about AD/HD
- General information about the laws governing students with disabilities
- Relevant books and articles
- Issues and Solutions
- Instructional strategies
- Information on Universal Design
- Links to external sources
- Links to other media
If there is anything else that you would like to see included in this section of this site, or that would help you in your interactions with students, please e-mail your ideas and suggestions to PLuS.
“Though I had these problems with languages in high school, I was unaware that they could be attributed to a learning disability. It was not until I went to college that my learning disability was identified…. When I saw a pattern of problems developing in my language courses, I told my parents first. Their initial reaction was to tell me I should work harder and not give up. They instructed me to get a tutor, go to my professor’s office hours, and check with the Academic Skills Center to see what I could do to improve my study habits, memory, and performance on exams. What they did not know was that I had long since done all of these things… They, like my teachers, told me that I didn’t do well because I didn’t work hard enough. The fact that they blamed my difficulties on my supposed lack of hard work troubled me, but I know my parents were caring people and wanted the best for me. I know that they were trying just as hard as I was to sort this out and that my lack of effort was the only reasonable explanation for them. I don’t think they meant to be insensitive or to burden me—I just think their lack of knowledge made them less likely to respond as I needed.”
By Michael Sanders “Trusting my Strengths” in Learning Disabilities and Life Stories (Rodis, Garrod, and Boscardin, Allyn & Bacon, 2001)