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The Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) is designed for students who have a primary diagnosis of a language-based learning disability and/or AD/HD and who have at least average to superior intellectual ability. Space is limited; therefore, each application is evaluated carefully to identify students whose needs best match the nature of support offered in PAL.
Throughout the academic year, students in PAL 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.
The College Search East (at Curry College) and The College Search West (at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) are exciting, 2-week summer residential opportunities for High School Seniors that will help students with learning differences prepare for their college search.
Jump-start your college experience in Summer PAL! Summer PAL is a strongly recommended, optional program for accepted PAL students. It provides a structured transition to college in a supportive, enjoyable environment that allows students to begin their first year with increased confidence and self-awareness.
The Adult Center at PAL (ACP) offers adults with learning disabilities or attention deficits a safe, supportive place to work on developing their strengths. The ACP serves adult students enrolled in courses at Curry College or at other institutions of higher education.
College is a major transition - and not just for your son or daughter! As a parent, you've been deeply involved in your student's every developmental stage, including the agonizing college application process. Many of you have been in the driver's seat until recently. Your role is changing now that your student is enrolled at Curry College. It is important to understand the role of the student, the parent, and the PAL professor now that we are all connected in the Curry Community.
The Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC) at Curry College is a comprehensive evaluation and testing center specializing in the learning needs of adolescents and adults.
PAL for Multilingual Students is a highly successful program designed to identify and serve International students whose TOEFL scores may be an inaccurate representation of their ability because of a specific learning disability and U.S. residents and citizens who are non-native speakers of English or who have significant bilingual/bicultural backgrounds in addition to a specific learning disability.
Our PAL faculty have written several successful publications addressing a variety of learning disabilities. PAL provides a wide range of dynamic speakers for various outreach engagements, including students and faculty. We also host a variety of events for guidance counselors and educational consultants.