Learning Effectiveness Program
LEP in your Dean of Students Offices supports undergraduate and graduate students who are neurodiverse and/or have learning differences through Academic Counseling, Executive Functioning Support and Social Skills building.
How does DU support Learning Different and Neurodivergent students?
The LEP Supports students through 1-on-1 weekly counseling, Executive Functioning support, social skill building and events and leadership opportunities.
How do I get support with my accommodations?
All accommodations requests are processed by the Disability Services Program (DSP) at DU. While the DSP and the LEP work closely together, students enrolled in the LEP are not guaranteed accommodations and will need to request them separately through the DSP.
Can DU help with my executive functioning skills?
LEP executive functioning support is provided through a tiered approach. At the universal level, all students enrolled in the LEP receive baseline support during their Academic Counseling meetings around the executive functioning skills of time management, organization, planning/prioritizing, and goal-directed persistence.
At the targeted level, LEP Academic Counselors consult with the LEP Executive Functioning Specialist for additional support and resources the Academic Counselor can use in their meetings with you. Additionally, the Executive Functioning Specialist may join you during one of your weekly Academic Counseling meetings.
At the intensive level, you and your Academic Counselor determine, together, that your executive functioning skill development needs are beyond what you can cover during your weekly 60-minute meeting. Your Academic Counselor will then refer you to meet individually with the LEP Executive Functioning Specialist. These 45-minute meetings are strategy-focused, and it is expected that before scheduling a follow-up meeting, you will work independently to determine whether the strategies work for you.
I have a learning difference. Does DU help with tutoring, mentoring, social skills support?
Social Skills Support
During the transition to and through college, you will repeatedly encounter social challenges that, ideally, also double as opportunities for social growth and development. Providing a safe, supportive environment in which to practice and develop social skills is a crucial component of the LEP.
When you get involved with events on DU's campus, have meaningful relationships with peers, and make an effort to connect with your professors, you experience a greater sense of belonging and inclusion, leading to a more engaging, purposeful, and fun college experience, as well as higher levels of personal and academic growth. With this in mind, the LEP hosts many events both on- and off-campus designed to foster connections between students and build community in an inclusive environment.
One of the most valuable resources provided by the LEP is access to tutoring for 1000 and 2000 level courses. The LEP employs over 50 tutors including graduate students, professionals, adjunct professors, and upper division undergraduate students. Tutoring can be scheduled seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. All costs are included in the LEP fee, and the program is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association.
You must be currently enrolled in the Learning Effectiveness Program to utilize our tutoring services.