Bridge Program Offers Another Chance to Students Who Have Foundered

Bridge Program Offers Another Chance to Students Who Have Foundered 1

Caleb Kenna for The Chronicle

Akeyla Todd enrolled in the Bridge Semester at Landmark College after struggling at two other institutions. The program is designed to help students with learning disabilities get back on track at their original colleges.

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Caleb Kenna for The Chronicle

Akeyla Todd enrolled in the Bridge Semester at Landmark College after struggling at two other institutions. The program is designed to help students with learning disabilities get back on track at their original colleges.

The semester has just begun, and Akeyla Todd has already written a five-page paper, this time with more enthusiasm and less trouble than she's used to. At two previous colleges, her struggles with learning disabilities, specifically executive functioning and information processing, made most assignments difficult and discouraging, she says. But now, in the Bridge Semester program at Landmark College, her academic courses and extra support are helping her overcome those