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Office of Counseling and Disability Services

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Amy Snively

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Transcript of Office of Counseling and Disability Services

Office of Counseling
and Disability Services

At the Counseling Center,
We can help you achieve success in school....
We can help with personal concerns causing distress that is interfering with your schooling
Confidential and No Extra Fees
Why Get Help?
Improve relationships

Improve self-esteem

Resolve/change unhealthy patterns and addictions

Become more creative and productive

Decrease feelings of anxiety and depression

Achieve more during school and throughout life
Disability Services
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, students with disabilities are due reasonable accommodations.

A student’s disability should not unfairly interfere with his or her learning process or evaluation and grading.

We work toward removing barriers and providing equal access to all educational opportunities on campus by identifying and incorporating appropriate accommodations and services.
Getting help is easy.
All you need to do is ask!
Types of Services
Individual Counseling

Group Therapy


Help with Test Anxiety

Examples of Accommodations and Services
Support Services
Kurzweil 3000
Livescribe Smartpen
Amy Snively,
Academic Coach
316 Turley Student
Services Center
Can Stress Kill You?
Counseling is working with someone to make your life better

Counseling can help you figure out how to solve your problems

Counseling can provide guidance on finding out more about yourself

Counseling can assist you in becoming the person your want to be

Counseling is a great tool to help you achieve satisfaction with life
Grief and Loss
Family Issues
Identity Questions
Eating and Body-Image Issues
Cultural Adjustment

Mental Health Crisis
Presented By
• Priority registration-enroll for classes ahead of time

• Alternative testing-extended test time, scribes, readers, quiet

• Classroom accommodations-priority seating, frequent breaks

• Note-taking support-recording devices, copies of notes

• Alternative textbook formats-digital copy of textbooks

• Sign language interpreting

• Housing accommodations

Counseling-individual, group

Academic coaching-study strategies, time management, organization, etc.

Tutoring-professional, peer and online tutoring

Assistive technology-Kurzweil 3000, Livescribe smartpen, webtools, apps, listening devices, etc.

Kurzweil 3000-A text-to-speech reading software program used to support students in reading, writing, and for test-taking accommodations.
Record everything you write and hear.
Tap anywhere on your notes to replay the audio
from that moment in time.
Study modes to find or create what you want to learn.
Online and mobile study tools which provide a digital backpack for students to store, study, share and ultimately master course material.
1. Complete the online registration form at

2. Call
to schedule an appointment

3. Provide official documentation of your disability

4. Contact the Division of Rehabilitation Services
for additional resources.
In West Virginia call 1-800-642-8207
Disability Services
Registration Steps
The college does not assume responsibility for providing accommodations
or services to students who have not identified themselves as having a
qualifying disability.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform faculty via letter form our office of the necessary accommodations at the beginning of each semester in order to receive accommodations throughout the semester.

Students who encounter problems regarding accommodations should notify
the Office of Disability Services immediately.

Student Responsibilities
Counseling is private
It's not part of your student record
If you are currently enrolled, you are already paying for the service
Counseling is a workout for your mind

Monday - 8:15pm

Tuesday - 3:15pm
Wednesday - 8:15pm
Thursday - 3:15pm
Friday - 8:15am
More activities and self-help at our website

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