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Addressing a learning disability in a writing prompt
My child was diagnosed with a learning disability when she was very young. She has battled long and hard to excel in school to keep up with her peers and has done quite well. She takes challenging classes and will graduate with a 3.5 gpa. One of her writing prompts asks her to discuss her academic plans and any challenges she has encountered along the way. She's applying to a few schools that are fairly selective state flagships. She should get in. But I would consider most kids with her profile to be on the bubble. Would it not be wise to address her learning disability in her writing prompt? I guess I worry that they might use it as a reason to exclude her, since they are somewhat selective. I think she has a great story to tell. Her disability is most of the reason she is as driven as she is. Would college admissions reps see it the same way?8 replies
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