College Success Program

The College Success Program consists of coaching and preparatory workshops designed to maximize success for college-bound students.

 

College Coaching

Students who have been identified as having a learning disorder, ADHD, or anxiety may not be completely ready to handle the demands of college. Even though many colleges offer learning support resources, some students may lack the self-advocacy or executive functioning skills to effectively avail themselves of these services. Through our College Success Coaching Program, we position these students for success with strong self-advocacy and problem-solving skills.

Students enrolled in the program will benefit from ongoing coaching throughout the semester to support the development and implementation of organizational strategies, effective study skills and problem-solving once they are away at college. Communicating weekly for 45 minutes via Skype (or FaceTime), students and their Child Mind Institute coaches will review coursework, troubleshoot any challenges and maintain strong skills.

College Coaching Dates: Coaching is weekly via Skype or FaceTime and scheduled with students based on their availability

Workshops

Prior to the start of each semester, families are also invited to attend a workshop to receive guidelines and tips to maximize college success. The Student workshop topics include:

    • How to set up an efficient studying and organizational system
    • How to advocate for oneself with professors, learning center, accessibility office
    • How to establish productive relationships with peers and faculty members
    • How to prepare for long-term assignments, projects, exams
    • How to spot and address roadblocks (course selection, social pressure, time allocation)

An evening workshop for parents will include a discussion about student independence and resiliency, tips on how best to monitor student performance and well-being, guidance on when and how to intervene and coaching on how parents can best handle roadblocks and setbacks.

Workshop Dates (Fall 2018 Semester)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10am-5pm
Students Only

Monday, August 13, 2018
5pm-7pm
Parents Only

Workshop Dates (Spring 2019 Semester)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
10am-5pm
Students Only

Monday, January 7, 2019
5-7pm
Parents Only

Child Mind Institute
101 East 56th Street
New York, NY 1002

Fees

• $2500 per semester for the College Coaching Program (includes the student and parent workshops)
• $500 for College Success Student and Parent Workshops (only)

Space is limited. Payment must be received in full to reserve a place in the program. Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.

How to Apply

Please call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online and specify that you are interested in our College Success Program

Cancellation Policy

If a child cannot attend and we are notified at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program we will issue a refund, excluding a $100 non-refundable deposit for administrative fees. At the time of registration, full payment is required to reserve a space. If less than 30 days notification is given, no refund will be provided.

Our Team

Matthew M. Cruger, PhD
Matthew M. Cruger, PhD

Senior Director, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Adam Zamora, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Alex Bellantuono, PhD

Associate Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Brittney Fallucca, PhD

Associate Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Amira Hanna

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Rachel Ribakove, MS

Behavioral Technician, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Alex Silverman

Behavioral Technician, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Christine Vuolo, MS

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute