Empowering Neurodivergent College Success at Landmark College
Updated: Nov 15
Academic Success is Possible for Teens with Learning Differences!
Embarking on the college journey is a significant milestone for any student. However, for those with learning disabilities, finding the right environment can be transformative.
If your student has struggled in conventional educational settings due to learning differences, you might be questioning how they would do in college and whether the academic and social supports available would be enough for them.
One of the colleges in the US that specializes in students with learning disabilities is Landmark College. Located in Vermont, it is founded on the principle of inclusive education with a mission to empower students who learn differently.
Small, inclusive & powerful
With approximately 500 students, Landmark College is intentionally small. The school features small class sizes and a personalized approach to education, boasting a faculty-to-student ratio of 6:1. This allows students to develop close relationships with professors who genuinely get to know them.
It is located in Putney, Vermont, Landmark College, nestled in the scenic beauty of Vermont, and offers an athletic program, intramural sports, clubs, and outdoor programs, making the most of the beautiful natural setting in rural Vermont.
Degrees & Majors
While Landmark College's academic programs are designed for students with learning disabilities and other learning or attention challenges, the institution meets the same rigorous standards as any other degree-granting institution. Landmark offers bachelor’s degrees in various majors, ranging from psychology to computer and life sciences. Some students opt to complete their entire bachelor’s degree at Landmark, while others, having faced challenges in traditional colleges, transfer to Landmark. Some students take advantage of the supportive environment, learning strategies while earning their Associate's degree at Landmark College and then transferring to a traditional college. Regardless of the path chosen, all students are equally welcomed and supported.
Perspectives in Learning
Central to Landmark's curriculum is the mandatory course, Perspectives in Learning. This course introduces students to theories related to cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural facets of learning. Its primary objective is to foster self-awareness, encourage critical thinking, develop strategic learning skills, and promote self-advocacy. Throughout the course, students engage in practical exercises focusing on study skills like note-taking, active reading, test-taking, planning and organizing, and technology proficiency. The emphasis lies in nurturing reflective thinking about learning and teaching processes, enabling the application of these strategies across various academic disciplines.
Landmark College website: www.landmark.edu
Landmark College is more than an educational institution; it's a community that believes in the unique potential of every student. As one student aptly puts it, "Landmark isn't just a college; it's a place where I found my voice and the confidence to use it."