Families have several options for support from the Learning Strategies faculty:
Students in this program meet every day with their Learning Specialist and focus on class assignments, quiz and test preparation, and homework. Highlights include:
- A daily, one-on-one class with a Learning Specialist who knows and understands your child.
- Time management, learning techniques, organizational and study-skills coaching.
- Bi-weekly and detailed communication home so parents and school work in partnership.
- Close liaison with academic teachers, including weekly assignment sheets.
- Accommodations such as extended time on tests and the use of technology.
- An advocate and booster who encourages your child to take responsibility for their growth
To be considered for Academic Coaching, families must submit a recent psycho-educational evaluation that contains a specific diagnosis of a learning disability or ADHD.
Students in this course work closely with a Learning Specialist in a small-group setting (4 students maximum). Highlights include:
- Learn and practice academic planning, personal organization, and time-management skills.
- Receive personal coaching and support to build strengths and address weaknesses.
- Teach communication skills, self-advocacy and constructive help-seeking.
- Learn active reading, writing, and problem-solving strategies.
- Learn healthy and effective study habits, and build self-awareness.
Students enrolled in the Executive Group are not required to have a diagnosed learning disability.
For more information, or to learn about testing and evaluation, please email Alice Berg, Director of the Learning Strategies Program.
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