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A student works with alumni at the PAL Adult Center at Curry College

PAL faculty have over 50 years of experience working with adult learners where PAL professors with expertise teach college-able adults with learning disabilities (LD), attention deficits (ADHD), and/or Executive Function Disorder (EF). The PAL professor provides a supportive environment for under-graduate and graduate adult students with LD /ADHD/EF who want to understand their learning and achieve educational and vocational goals at Curry College.

Adult students at PAL experience:

  • A combination of one-to-one and/or small group instruction and support for up to three hours per week
  • Instruction with a strength-based philosophy that recognizes and utilizes the individual's gifts and talents
  • Transformative learning and metacognitive approaches that help students grow in understanding their learning
  • A whole-person approach, attending to vocational, social, academic, and emotional issues related to LD/ADHD/EF
  • Collaboration and peer support among peers
  • Instruction in the use of assistive/personal technologies
  • Accommodations based on documented needs
  • Help with acquiring learning strategies that work for them based on their own profiles of strengths and challenges
  • Assistance with executive function (EF) difficulties such as time management and organization

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We're excited you're considering our internationally recognized Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.