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Misericordia University

Dallas, PA
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Special Needs

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Since 1979, Misericordia University’s Alternative Learners Project (ALP) has been available to help students with disabilities to succeed in their regular college classes by providing assistance through a comprehensive and formally-organized support system which supplements the regular University... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

301 Lake Street

Dallas, PA 18612

United States

Phone: 570-674-6264

Fax: 570-675-2441


Admissions Information
Program / Service Name:Alternative Learners Project
Type of Program:For all students with disabilities
Director:Paul Nobile, ALP Manager
Interview Required:Yes
Documentation Requred for LD:Aptitude/Cognitive Ability: The preferred instrument is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III). The results of Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-III), or Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale are also acceptable; Tests of Achievement: Assessment in the following areas is required: † Reading (decoding, rate, and comprehension) † Mathematics (calculations, reasoning, and algebra) † Written Language (spelling and written expression); Other pertinent evaluations as needed.
Documentation Required for ADHD:• A specific diagnosis that conforms to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – IV (DSM-IV) of the American Psychiatric Association for Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity; • Current functional limitations on major life activities resulting from the Attention Disorder; • Evidence to support the functional limitations derived from Aptitude/Cognitive Ability and Achievement testing as described in the previous paragraph related to applicants with learning disabilities; • Requested accommodations; • Additional information (optional): Tests of Information Processing, clinical observations/ interview, teacher observations; • Other pertinent evaluations as needed.

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Services Offered
Calculator allowed in exams:Yes
Computer allowed in exams:Yes
Spellchecker allowed in exams:Yes
Extended test time:Yes
Oral exams:Yes
Distraction-free environment:Yes
Accommodation for students with ADHD: Yes
Reading machine:Yes
Other assistive technology:Yes
LD specialists:Yes
Added costs for services:Yes
Priority registration:Yes

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Special Needs

  • Program / Service Name:
    Alternative Learners Project
  • Type of Program:
    For all students with disabilities
  • Director:
    Paul Nobile, ALP Manager
  • LD specialists:
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