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Summer Experience for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Fairleigh Dickinson University two-week summer program is designed for graduating high school students and rising seniors who want exposure to college-prep skills.

Students with a documented language-based learning disability are elligible for the summer experience. Students must provide two letters of recommendation from school and community leaders that attest to their character, behavior and attitude. Students are accepted on an ongoing basis as applications are processed. 

MORNING SESSION includes academic instruction in the following areas:

  • Learning strategies
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Memory strategies
  • Computer software
  • Assistive technology devices
  • Writing process
  • Brainstorming and outlining
  • Revising an essay

AFTERNOON SESSION: (Choice of math OR reading):
Orton Gillingham Reading Workshop

  • Small group instruction led by Orton Gillingham teacher
  • Individualized computer-based reinforcement

Math workshop

  • Small group instruction using multisensory strategies
  • Individualized computer-based reinforcement

Staff: Learning specialists from the Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities.

Who would benefit from the program?

  • with a history of learning disabilities who are planning to make the transition from high school to postsecondary education
  • who need a better understanding of their learning strengths and weaknesses
  • who need to develop stronger self-advocacy skills
  • who need better time management and organizational skills
  • who need to learn how to study


2016 Summer Program Dates (Monday through Thursday):
July 5-July 8
July 11- July 14

Metropolitan Campus
Regional Center-Robison Hall

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cofee, tea, snacks provided

Full day: $1450
Morning only: $950

Applications Deadline:
June 15, 2016

Download Summer Experience Brochure

Download Summer Experience Application


Barbara Byrnes, MA
Summer Program Director
Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities
(201) 692-2086 (voice mail)
(201) 692-2716