Learning Enhancement Centers

Learning Enhancement Centers

Since 2003, Learning Enhancement Centers has helped more than 1,000 students strengthen their cognitive skills and thereby improve their grades, their confidence, and their success in all endeavors.  The Learning Specialists help people of all ages overcome learning challenges (including dyslexia, ADD, and auditory disorders) by developing underlying processing skills, processing speed, and executive function skills.  A variety of tools and techniques are used to target the causes of the learning difficulties.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about various learning disabilities as well as techniques implemented by the learning specialists.

Duties

  • Answer phone calls
  • Answer questions about services
  • Fill out intake forms
  • Schedule evaluations
  • Sit in on evaluations and consultations with parents
  • Perform some parts of evaluations
  • Score tests
  • Write drafts of evaluation reports
  • Set up student folders
  • Help to plan student sessions
  • Learn about “brain training” activities done with students
  • Perform some activities with students under the supervision of a clinician

Pre-Requisites

  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
    • PSYC 253 – Fundamentals of Learning and Motivation
  3. Recommended course:
    • PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Christina Carson
christina@learningenhancementcenters.com

Learning Enhancement Centers
1101-A Heatherstone Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Main office: (540) 412-5107

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