Coastal Pine Technical College (CPTC) Counseling Services is to aid students in acquiring the appropriate skills, attitudes, abilities and insights that will enable you to reach your full potential while attending Coastal Pines Technical College. Counseling services are extended to any student at no cost who is interested in personal growth. CPTC’s counseling services primary emphasis is on short term personal development counseling to better equip you/the student to deal with personal, social, academic and educational concerns. Academic Counseling is designed for student who needs help with time management, concentrating on their work, motivating themselves, getting better grades and coping with excess anxiety connected with test taking, public speaking in addition to handling the stress of coordinating family, work and academic life. Counselors offer objectivity, caring, support and confidentiality in a manner and setting designed to promote desired change in these areas. ContactCounseling and Special Services Director or Special Services Coordinator to schedule an appointment.
Coastal Pine Technical College (CPTC) offers a number of services to help students challenged by disabilities find success in the academic and technical components of their program of study. A disability is described as a condition that impairs or restricts one or more major life activities. Disabilities may be deemed temporary or permanent impairments. Special services are extended to students who have:
To request and make arrangements for services, the student must meet with the Counseling and Special Services Director or Special Services Coordinator to create a plan for classroom adjustments or accommodations.
An accommodation is any change to a classroom environment or task that permits a qualified student with a disability to participate in the classroom process, to perform the essential tasks of the class, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of classroom participation equal to those enjoyed by students without disabilities. An accommodation is a legally mandated change that creates an equitable opportunity for task completion or environmental access. There are many types of accommodations that a student may qualify to receive.
Examples of accommodations that a student may qualify to receive:
Other problems that some student Veterans face are physical and emotional disabilities. Physical problems may mean that it takes a student Veteran longer to get to class. Other physical problems may interfere with note taking or classroom participation. The two most common physical disabilities are listed below. Take a moment to consider how these may impact school performance:
Up to one-third of student Veterans may be struggling with "invisible wounds" of war: traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, or major depression. These conditions can also impact school performance. For example, all three "invisible wounds" can impact the ability to concentrate and complete assignments.
Cathy Montgomery, Counseling and Special Services Director
Room 174, Jesup
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