The journey to college and rich opportunities for learning success are open and available to every student. Selecting the proper path on which to travel, however, requires an evaluation of many critical factors.
Imy Wax, LCPC, CEP, will highlight some of the critical factors that parents and professionals who work with students who “learn differently” should take into account when guiding a student’s transition from high school to a successful college experience.
Imy Wax is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Educational Planner (CEP), Educational Consultant and the co-author of The K&W Guide to Colleges For Students with Learning Differences (13th edition). Currently active in both family practice and Educational Consulting, Imy travels over 75,000 miles per year visiting programs, schools, colleges and post-secondary options for children, adolescents and young adults throughout the U.S. In addition, she is the author of numerous articles in parent and professional journals, has presented at workshops both in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of topics, and has been quoted in popular magazines (The latest in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/there-is-no-right-way-to-learn/501044/). She is the founder of The Aspire Group (www.theaspiregroup.com) that helps families seeking opportunities for their loved one. She believes that there should never be a “closed door” to one’s Hopes and Dreams. Each child's journey is unique to them. Success is about discovering the best and appropriate pathway on which to travel forward.
Attendees will be able to:
✓ Identify the core skills that every student needs BEFORE leaving to college
✓ Identify “FUNctions” required to be successful at college
✓ Understand what are the frequent “Failures”
✓ Align what colleges are offering with the needs of the student
✓ Differentiate the services being offered at colleges