Program designed to help students with disabilities

June 13, 2011

Registration is under way at Penn State York for Early Success, a program designed to help students with disabilities improve their learning and study skills. The program is set for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 11 and covers a variety of topics to help students with disabilities get what they need in college. Students who plan to enroll in college or a vocational training program in the fall, students who currently attend college and would like summer support, and high school students with disabilities are welcome.

Through interactive exercises, students will discover how to spend less time but learn more studying a textbook using the “SQ4R” method, the dos and don’ts of note-taking, and how to become a more effective and productive students. Students will also learn self-advocacy strategies and how to use them. The program includes the booklet “Improving Your Study Skills” and other handouts.

Cora Dzubak, Ph.D., director of Penn State York’s accredited Nittany Success Center is the course instructor.  Dzubak will cover topics including learning styles, time management, textbook usage, test-taking strategies, study skills, and a variety of other topics designed to help students with disabilities learn.  

Cost for the course is $95.  Students should bring a brown bag lunch.  For more information please contact Penn State York at (717) 771-4013.  Visit us on the web at


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