Thirty per cent of students diagnosed with ADHD also have certain learning disorders, according to statistics from Student Well Being. One of the most vital decisions a student can make in their academic career is whether they should attend university. Yet, while students with learning disabilities are just as intelligent as their peers, only 50 per cent of students with a learning disability take on four-year courses.

So what’s getting in their way? While students with learning issues may struggle through day-to-day activities, there are various ways to navigate your disabilities and reach success in your future goals.

Get The Proper Help

Having a disability diagnosed while you’re still young is optimal to improve the special needs of a child as they grow older. Paediatricians, psychologists, or other trained professionals can help determine the condition and implement a proper care plan to help your child improve where they might need help, according to Cerebral Palsy Family Network. It is also important to follow routine check-ups with health professionals to see if you have improved in certain areas, or whether more intensive therapy may be necessary. Along with health professionals, families should also coordinate with school staff and services to create a plan that will help you reach your full potential.

Hard Work Leads To Success

Students must realise that their success in work or life is dependent on their drive to be successful. Even with all the academic tools and extra services that you may be eligible for due to your disability, it does not mean that you will pass your classes and be accepted to the college you choose. It is important to put in more effort if you want to compete with your peers. By facing these difficulties, you will be able to raise your own expectations and even set a high bar for others to strive towards.

Strive For Continued Learning

While receiving help and support from family and teachers for your studies is welcoming, you should still take the initiative in taking charge of your own education. Parents and teachers can only help in showing the way, but you must take the initiative to reach your ultimate goal. Decide what you want to achieve, and research what steps you need to take to get there: having a manageable plan will help keep you on track.

Living with a disability isn’t easy, and it may seem like a mountain to climb when you’re striving to achieve your dreams. But with the proper support pillars, determination and hard work, you can make your dreams a reality by having the initiative and taking control of your own education.


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