Nicholls named Top 10 school for students with dyslexia

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University has been recognized as one of the best values for students with dyslexia. published a list ranking the top 15 four-year public and private universities based upon the cost of attendance and the services offered. Nicholls ranked No. 10 and is the only school from Louisiana on the list.

“Nicholls is a good value to begin with and our students are getting the help they need to be prepared for the real world,” said Karen Chauvin, director of Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders. “Students from all over the state and the region are choosing to come to Nicholls because they can see the success that our students are having.”

The publication assessed each university based on their assistive technology, academic tutoring, scholarships, tuition and fees, special courses, reading and writing workshops and on-campus writing centers.

Dyslexia, which affects between 3 to 7 percent of the global population, is a disorder that affects an individual’s ability to read, write, spell and pronounce words despite normal intelligence.

The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, housed on Nicholls’ campus, is the only dyslexia-related program in the state. The Center offers teacher training, provides support to Nicholls students who suffer from dyslexia and offers assessments for people of all ages.

In the fall, the program set an enrollment record with 146 students and followed that up with a spring enrollment record of 132 students.

More than one-third of students in the program carry a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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