TRI Contributes to the Success of WOU Students
January 20, 2016
Western Oregon University prides itself on successfully recruiting students from non-traditional backgrounds – first in the family to go to college, non-native speakers, students from underrepresented communities, students with young children, veterans, students with disabilities, and older students on a second career path.
And once these students arrive at WOU to begin their college experience, there are supports in place to help them, and all WOU students, be successful in their studies.
TRI is very proud to play a part in that support.
Through the TRI Child Development Center (TRI-CDC), students with young children have a 5-Star Rated childcare center right in the middle of campus. With a pre-school program, a School-Aged Enrichment Program, and the Summer Camp, the TRI-CDC is the perfect place for WOU students (and faculty) to enroll their children, knowing they are getting the best start in life.
The children enroll in the TRI-CDC are in the care of well trained early childhood professionals and get the benefit of decades of early childhood development knowledge and experience from the entire staff in TRI’s Center on Early Learning.
And now, just a short drive away, TRI-CDC, in partnership with the Central School District and Early Head Start, has created a place where WOU students can enroll their infant and toddler aged children.
For more information about the TRI Child Development Center, go to the CDC Website, or call 503-838-8334
TRI also offers the services of the Education Evaluation Center. The EEC provides comprehensive disability assessments to individuals age three through adult, resulting in written reports of the diagnosis, and recommendations for accommodations needed to help individuals succeed.
Working closely with the WOU Office of Disability Services, the EEC reports are used to establish the appropriate accommodations for the students who have gone through the assessment process and have a disability diagnosis. These accommodations may include extra time for tests, reduced distractions, and/or providing a note-taker.
In a recent review of the past 5 years of assessments for WOU students, the EEC found that those students who have gone through an assessment and received appropriate accommodations have a higher retention and graduation rate than the general student population at WOU (of the most recent 42 students to receive accommodations from an EEC report, 32 are currently enrolled at WOU or have graduated).
One recent recipient of EEC services writes, “My diagnosis has validated so many thoughts I’ve battled and has led me now towards the resources I need to thrive. I cannot even begin to put into words what this means to me.”
For more information about the EEC, go to the EEC Website, or call 1-800-541-4711
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The services at both the TRI-CDC and the EEC are also open to the community at large. TRI is very excited that so many WOU students and faculty avail themselves of what is offered, and invite others to explore how TRI might help.
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