Who is the primary point of contact for all student needs?
The student’s advisor is the primary point of contact.
What credentials do the Advisors and have?
All advisors are required to have a master’s degree in either counseling, psychology, social work, education or in another field related to serving individuals with disabilities.
What is the frequency of advisement meetings?
Usual once a week for an hour, or more often as needed.
What is the appropriate role of parents/families involvement the student’s progress?
At LDI we use a team approach under the guidance of the advisors, with the parents taking on a supportive role to the staff regarding their adult child’s progress in the program.
What is the most effective way to communicate with advisors?
The most effective way to communicate with the advisors is via e-mail and telephone, with e-mail being the preferred and fastest to get a response method.
How are students evaluated?
Advisor and student draft a Plan of Action in the beginning of each year which identifies specific goals – based on the reports received, student identified issues, and the expectations of the team – as well as process of attainment. The plan further entails measurable outcomes which serve to evaluate student progress at the end of each year.
Are regular progress reports provided to the parents?
Not in the manner of formal reports or “grades”; however, parents are kept informed of their adult child’s progress via email and conference calls (at the end of each semester).
What will LDI do if my son/daughter has a personal crisis?
In crisis situations, the advisor will assist the student in working through the issue. In the rare case that the advisor is unavailable, the student’s back-up advisor will be notified.
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