Tel-Hai’s Support Center for Students with Learning Disabilities, and Medical Limitations (CLD) breaks new ground in the treatment of learning disabilities by providing personalized guidance to students with a wide range of challenges from a diverse set of backgrounds. The Center’s remarkable success draws students from all over Israel to Tel-Hai, where their talents and motivation are fully appreciated and they are given the tools needed to realize their dreams. Nothing comparable exists in any other institution of higher learning nationwide.
Recognizing the danger in letting potential languish, Tel-Hai established the Support Center in 1995 as part of its commitment to making higher education accessible to all Israelis. Prospective students begin their studies at Tel-Hai by attending the Support Center’s specialized summer pre-college preparatory program. Participants then receive ongoing, personalized support tailored to their unique emotional and academic challenges. A highly specialized staff partners with a team of student mentors to assist in academic instruction, time management, organizational skills and the use of assistive technologies. Through team-building exercises, individual and team coaching, tutoring and reading assistance, and the highly effective method of peer-based learning, students learn to draw strength from their experiences and from one another.
The College management and the dedicated staff of the Center are immensely proud of an almost perfect retention rate of over 98 percent, and over ten doctorates completed by graduates, with more on the way – in fields ranging from cancer research and computer voice recognition to social work.