The College H.E.L.P. Program is a fee-based service that works with Marshall University students diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity-Disorder
(A.D.H.D). Students receive instruction and coaching in study skills, time management, and organization from qualified learning specialists through our Skills Development Program, one-on-one academic tutoring from graduate assistant tutors, and testing accommodations as guaranteed under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Since 1986, Medical H.E.L.P. has taught hundreds of medical students from around the country and abroad how to find academic success through active, engaged study sessions, proactive time management, and strategic test taking skills. We also incorporate mindfulness techniques to improve focus and concentration and to help cope with the increased stress and anxiety of medical school.
The Community H.E.L.P Program provides assistance for students between the ages of 6 to 18 who have been diagnosed with
Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.). Community H.E.L.P. provides individualized instruction to improve a student’s basic skills, placing emphasis on skills development and mastery rather than on rote memorization. Students in Community H.EL.P. are encouraged to progress “as fast as they can, but as slow as they need to.”
Skills Development, a division of College H.E.L.P., works with students to remediate academic skills according to deficit areas as determined by diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.). Many students diagnosed with S.L.D. and/or A.D.H.D. are also challenged by organizational, working memory, and executive functioning challenges that can significantly impact a student’s ability to succeed academically. Skills Development works closely with individual students to address these unique challenges.
Summer Prep, a division of the College H.E.L.P. Program, is designed to help acclimate incoming freshmen and transfer students to their new lives on the campus of Marshall University. Summer Prep also introduces students to their academic responsibilities as university students and participants in College H.E.L.P. During Summer Prep, students learn about the opportunities and resources available to them at the H.E.L.P. Center and at Marshall University, which provides them with a distinct advantage when they start the fall semester. We have found that the Summer Prep experience greatly improves the success rate of our students by building a solid foundation on which to start their academic careers at Marshall University.
The H.E.L.P Center offers a full battery of comprehensive psycho-educational testing to help identify a Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or attention issues. We can help to determine the nature of the deficits, how they affect learning, and what types of instructional methods might be most effective for the student. The team of experts at the H.E.L.P. Center can identify a S.L.D. and/or attention issues in individuals from 6 years of age to adults.
The Marshall University H.E.L.P. Program offers test preparation courses for the ACT. Class sessions cover basic test-taking strategies for the areas of reading comprehension, English, mathematics, and science.