ERIC Number: ED316108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
H.E.L.P. (Higher Education for Learning Problems).
Guyer, Barbara P.
Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) is a tutorial program for students at Marshall University (West Virginia) who have learning disabilities. Tutoring in coursework is done by graduate assistants under the supervision of the director or assistant director. Remedial instruction in reading, spelling, and written language is provided by tutors with a master's degree in learning disabilities. Student participants are from 23 states. There are 120 students enrolled in the program during the academic year, and 60 enrolled in the summer program, which is required of students with more severe disabilities. In the summer program, students enroll in one class through the university, through which note-taking, study, and test-taking skills are taught by the program. The 4-hour-per-day summer program also provides adequate time to address remediation of basic skills. H.E.L.P. is self-supporting, funded by the tutoring fees paid by students in the summer. Attached are two journal research reports generated by the program: "Dyslexic Doctors: A Resource in Need of Discovery" (Barbara Priddy Guyer) and "The Effectiveness of a Multisensory Alphabetic Phonetic Approach with College Students Who Are Learning Disabled" (Barbara Priddy Guyer and David Sabatino). (MSE)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Medical Students, Models, Notetaking, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Severe Disabilities, Spelling Instruction, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Study Skills, Summer Programs, Teaching Assistants, Test Wiseness, Tutorial Programs, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.