Summer Opportunities for High School Students with Learning Disabilities
Teaneck, N.J. (April 6, 2005) –High school juniors and seniors with learning disabilities have an opportunity to participate in two exciting programs being offered this summer. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Regional Center for Students with Learning Disabilities has developed two programs that will be held on the University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J.
For the high school senior who plans to attend college in the fall of 2005, a two-week, residential “summer experience” will be offered from July 10 - 22, 2005. Upon successful completion, the student will earn two FDU undergraduate credits.
It will feature learning strategies including study, library and writing skills, computer literacy and hand-on projects in major areas of study. Academic, cultural and social opportunities will provide additional experiences. With a ratio of 2:1 each participant will receive intensive, highly individualized support from the professional staff. Students must provide two letters of recommendation that attest to their behavior, attitude and independent living skills.
The estimated cost is $2,300, which includes tuition, activities, residence-hall and food service fees. The students will be housed in FDU’s newest residence hall, Northpointe.
For the high school junior who has a documented learning disability, a one-week non-residential program is available from July 25-29. The program is designed to aid the student who needs to develop stronger self-advocacy, writing and organizational skills, time management and learning strategies and to become comfortable with the idea of life in college. Daily sessions run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Letters of recommendation that attest to motivation, attitude and behavior from a teacher and guidance counselor are necessary. The $700 fee includes lunch.
The Regional Center at FDU, established in 1988, is one of five state-funded regional centers providing services to college students with learning disabilities. As these students pursue their undergraduate degrees at the university, this comprehensive program offers tailored support and services from professional staff in academics, advisement and counseling.
Registration is now open and space is limited. For an application or further information about these programs, call Dolores Rosko at 201-692-2086.