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We are incredibly proud of PAL, our internationally recognized Program for Advancement of Learning. Recognized as the country’s first program of its kind, celebrating a longstanding tradition of success, PAL provides academically focused assistance to bright, college-able students with specific language-based learning disabilities, executive function disorders, and/or AD/HD.
PAL students are fully mainstreamed in their classes and receive additional support on a proactive basis. Students work in individual and/or small classes with a PAL faculty member developing strategies in areas such as reading comprehension, written language, speaking, listening, organization, and time management.
In keeping with Curry's focus on individualized education, PAL for Multilingual Students is a highly successful program designed to identify and serve International students, U.S. residents and citizens who are non-native speakers of English, and English language learners (ELL) with learning disabilities (LD), attention deficits (AD/HD), and/or Executive Function (EF) disorders.
Each incoming PAL student will receive an iPad as part of their PAL programming. And through our Assistive Technology and Accommodations Center, students can benefit from technologies including dictation and reading software, smartpens, audiobook readers, and more.
Our PAL Program is abuzz year-round, especially in the summer! We offer Summer PAL, an optional program for PAL students who have enrolled for the upcoming Fall term; and The College Search East - a 2-week residential opportunity that helps students with LD's prepare for their college search.
The parents' role in supporting independence is to allow students to advocate for themselves. This is sometimes a difficult transition for parents who have been strong, successful advocates. Parents can help by encouraging the use of PAL for assistance and guidance.
The Educational Diagnostic Center at Curry College is a comprehensive evaluation and testing center specializing in the learning needs of adolescents and adults. The Adult Center provides a supportive environment for both undergraduate and graduate students who want to understand their learning and achieve educational and vocational goals at Curry College or at other colleges.