COLLEGE SERVICES

One-on-one coaching to students and families to guide them through the college process, including help with the following:

  • High school course selection: Which courses are the most appropriate and the most helpful for the student’s development?

  • Extracurricular activities: Which activities pique the student’s interests and passions?

  • Community service: Which options are available and the most appealing to the student?

  • Letters of recommendation: Who to ask, how to ask, and when to ask?

  • Internships: Help exploring interests and options and securing internship positions.

  • Summer plans: What is the most productive way to spend the summer months?

  • Bridge programs: Which programs, if needed, will help the student prepare for college?

  • Writing resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.

  • Mock interviewing skills: Preparation for college and job interviews.

  • College applications: Completing college applications, supplements, and essays.

  • Campus tours: Where to go, what to see, and which questions to ask.

  • Career/personality assessments: Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory.

 

The counselor can help develop an appropriate college list based upon the fit between the student and the college and can offer the following:

  • Insight into the many college/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.

  • Assistance developing a reach, safety, and target list of schools.

  • Help discovering the colleges/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.

  • Help figuring out the specific programs that are available and determining which are the best fit for the student, taking into consideration the student’s interests and learning disabilities.

  • Guidance in figuring out the supports available in the dormitory setting to help the student and figuring out which types of life skill supports are available for the student, if needed.

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

College coaching allows students and their families to approach the college process with an informed perspective on the array of postsecondary options available for their child. The coaching process aims to prepare each child for the numerous elements of the college application process, while taking into account the goals of the parents and the child. The college coach has a wealth of knowledge about the colleges and universities that offer support for students with diagnosed disabilities. College coaching may begin as early as 9th grade, but families can start the process at any point during the student’s high school career.

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