Hofstra has two programs that may be relevant to students with ASD’s. The first, PALS (Program for Academic Learning Skills) is a year-long program and has a more thorough application process:
The Program for Academic Learning Skills provides eligible
students with an opportunity to work in partnership with a
learning specialist on a weekly basis in one-to-one sessions.
These individualized sessions address unique educational
challenges and develop supplemental learning strategies and
time management and executive function skills, all of which
encourage students to become independent, lifelong learners.
PALS students agree to a one-year commitment, but continue
to have access to a learning specialist throughout their
academic career at Hofstra.
The second program, Academic Coaching, operates on a semester basis and seems to be open to any student registered with the disability services office:
Students enrolled in the Academic Coaching program and their learning specialist will write up a set of mutually agreed upon goals for the term and will work toward meeting those specified goals. A summary of progress, the extent to which
the student’s goals were met, and ideas for future goals and objectives should the student re-enroll the following semester will be completed by the learning specialist at the end of each term. In addition to up to 90 minutes of individual
sessions with a learning specialist per week, students enrolled in the Academic Coaching program are offered opportunities to attend study skills workshops and utilize online instructional assessments and tools designed to help them develop more efficient and effective college survival skills. To be eligible for the program,
students must have a documented disability and must complete an application and interview process. The interview process will assist SSD staff in determining the student’s knowledge of their academic strengths and weaknesses, their
level of commitment to academic improvement, and desire to participate actively in Academic Coaching sessions.
School-sponsored program: Yes
Counseling: through other campus resources
Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No
Academic Support: Yes
Application Required: Yes
Extra Fee: Yes
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