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Summer Transition Program 2015

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For College-Bound Students with Learning Disabilities

June 14-June 26, 2015

Why Should You Attend?

College life can be a bit of a puzzle for any student. Being away from home, meeting new friends, more demanding classes–they all take some getting used to. 

Students with learning disabilities/ADHD/ASD often face extra challenges meeting the academic demands of college. To be successful, you may need to develop proper compensation skills, such as time management, note taking, textbook reading, and exam preparation. It is also important to know about support services and accommodations:  tutoring, extended time on exams, and/or books in alternative format.

If all this sounds like a lot to learn during your first semester, don't be discouraged. To help you adjust to the many academic and personal challenges of college, St. Ambrose University has developed the Summer Transition Program.

This two-week program is designed to help students with learning disabilities/ADHD/ASD develop skills for a successful college career. With a head start from the Summer Transition Program, you'll be amazed how well all the pieces come together. 

You do not need to be admitted to St. Ambrose to participate.


Studying Psychology and Crime

Are you a fan of television shows like CSI or Law and Order? Do you want to understand why people behave in the way that they do? In this non-credit summer course, students will be exposed to introductory college-level material on the science of psychology and how it helps those in the criminal justice and legal system understand and work with criminals. It's an opportunity to practice college-level learning strategies and study skills while applying them to a specific content area.

Students will be able to:
> Describe why psychology is a science and how psychology contributes to understanding motivations and lifestyle.
> Demonstrate the fundamental skills needed to study psychology and crime, such as reading, analyzing and summerizing psychological research from a textbook and peer-reviewed journal article.
> Identify basic principles of brain development, memory and observational learning that influence criminal behavior.

Application deadline: June 1. 

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