A Summer Program Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for College Success

Teaneck, N.J. (February 18, 2009) — Graduating high–school seniors and rising seniors with learning disabilities can prepare for their transition to college by attending a two-week summer program offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University. This early introduction to necessary strategies can increase their chances for success in the college environment.

“Summer Experience 2009,” offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, will be offered on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck from July 6-16, 2009.

Designed to provide tools for academic success, the program will offer students learning strategies, better time management, organizational skills, additional exposure to technology resource aids, stronger writing, math or Orton-Gillingham reading boosters, with small group instruction and interaction. Professional academic, advisement and counseling staff will lead personally tailored support services. These support services will continue when the students are enrolled in the University’s daily curriculum.

To be eligible, students must have documented learning disabilities and provide letters of recommendation from a teacher and guidance counselor, attesting to their motivation, attitude and behavior.

The Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities was established at FDU in 1988 as one of the state-funded regional centers providing services to college students with learning disabilities.

“Summer Experience 2009” begins on July 6 and concludes on July 16. There are three different sessions; full day sessions meet Monday-Thursday, from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Morning (8:45 a.m.-1 p.m.) and afternoon (1:30-3 p.m.) programs are also available. The application deadline is June 15, 2009. For an application, visit the Regional Center Web site, http://www.fdu.edu/rcsld or call (201) 692-2086.

For Immediate Release

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