The DASS staff provides academic assistance for SMU undergraduates with documented learning disabilities or ADHD, in addition to the academic support provided to all SMU undergraduates by the A-LEC.
Assistance is available in the following areas:
- Learning Strategies Instruction: using strategies to maximize the value of academic strengths and minimize the impact of academic weaknesses;
- Coaching: helping students achieve short-term and long-term academic goals;
- Self-Advocacy/Awareness: facilitating the development of self-esteem and self-confidence through skill building, role playing, and understanding of legal rights;
- Education: helping students understand their diagnosis and how it impacts their college experience;
- Transitioning: identifying and addressing differences between high school and college and their impact on students with learning disabilities;
- Educational Planning: assisting students in choosing courses, class schedules, and majors that consider the impact of the documented disability;
- ORACLE: a course in advanced reading and learning strategies tailored specifically for LD and ADHD students;
- Tutoring: making the best use of the L.E.C.'s subject-specific tutoring program;
- Mentoring: pairing upper-class with first-year students to provide peer support and guidance, facilitated through Students for New Learning.
To Schedule an Appointment:
Current or prospective undergraduates may obtain more information or schedule an appointment to discuss strategies support with DASS. Contact us at 214.768.1470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.