Colleges work to meet the needs of students with dyslexia

09/28/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Dozens of admissions deans from colleges nationwide met at Stanford University this summer to discuss how best to meet the needs of students with dyslexia. Standardized tests needed for college entrance can be the biggest stumbling block for students, and some administrators say the event encouraged them to look beyond test scores. "Our goal is to help colleges realize that, because of their intelligence, out-of-the-box thinking, and perseverance, these students can add luster," said Sally Shaywitz, a professor in learning development at Yale University and an event organizer.

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