Peer Mentor Training

Think College has developed resources that can be used in training peers who provide support to their fellow students with intellectual disability.

First up: Four videos with strategies for peers providing academic support, developed by Megan Goldfarb, an academic coach for the Virginia Commonwealth University ACE-IT program. The videos cover four separate topics related to providing academic supports on campus, including an overview video, one on task analysis to help ease planning for academic supports, the importance of flexibility when working as a peer support, and some tips and strategies for supporting a student with writing assignments.


Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities (transcript of video 1 available here)


Task Analysis and Academic Mentoring (transcript of video 2 available here)


Adapting to Individual Student Needs (transcript of Video 3 available here


Writing Papers (transcript of video 4 available here

Please feel free to use these videos at your own program, to train peer supports. Have ideas for other videos we could develop? Contact us—or consider producing your own! We have created a guide to do-it-yourself guide to video production. Contact Rebecca Lazo for more information.