Pre-screening for suspected Learning Disability (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The Paul Menton Centre has a screening process for students who suspect that they may have a Learning Disability (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Learning Strategy Assistant (LSA) and Peer Tutoring
The Learning Assistant Program is staffed by trained individuals who are undergraduate or graduate students. Learning Assistants provide specific one-on-one learning support for students with diverse needs. They are paid by the students who typically have assistance through the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD), however, students not eligible for the bursary may also pay for these services. Check with your PMC coordinator for more information about eligibility and application process.
The PMC has graduate students from a counselling program offering individual disability-related and academic counselling. The students are supervised and have relevant experience and training. If you are interested in connecting with a counselling intern, contact your PMC Coordinator for a referral.
Mentor Volunteer Program (MVP)
The MVP was created to assist mainly first-year students with disabilities make a successful transition to post-secondary. The primary role of mentors is to provide academic support and facilitate the mentees’ adjustment to university life. Mentors assist mentees in developing effective study strategies and a greater sense of connection with their new social environment. If you are interested in connecting with a mentor, contact your PMC Coordinator for a referral.
Learning Strategy Support
The PMC has two on-staff Learning Strategists available to meet one-on-one with PMC students to help them develop (1) self-awareness (a better understanding of learning strengths and weaknesses, including the impact of your disability on academic performance), (2) self-advocacy (an ability to draw from self-awareness to seek out services and accommodations needed to level the playing field) and (3) individualized learning strategies (which may include the use of Assistive Technology). We offer LS Workshops each fall on topics such as Time Management and Organization, Active Reading, and Note taking Strategies. Ask your PMC Coordinator for a referral to weekly LS drop-ins or appointments.
Attendant Services Program
Carleton has a unique program that offers attendant and personal care services, 24-hours per day, 12 months of the year at no cost to students with physical disabilities living in residence. Student attendants are employed to assist students with disabilities with activities of daily living such as rising, retiring, personal hygiene, and dressing. To learn more, visit the Attendant Services Program webpage at https://carleton.ca/pmc/attendant-services-program/. To obtain further information, please contact: Matthew Cole at (613) 520-6615.