Student Access Services


The Program for Academic Learning Skills

During the past 30 years, the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) has been serving students with specific learning disabilities and ADD or ADHD at Hofstra University. This program provides students with a learning specialist for the duration of their attendance at the University for a onetime fee. Each student meets individually with an experienced learning specialist. All students come to us with a unique intellectual profile and with different academic dreams. Hence, the PALS' curriculum can best be described as a dynamic, innovative, and evolving relationship between each individual student and their instructor. The guiding principle of our work in the Program for Academic Learning Skills is to get the students reading, writing, thinking, and discussing not only the subject matter but also the process of their learning.