Student Support Services - Services Provided

Any student, parent, or faculty member can consult with the Learning Specialist and/or Counselor to address individual needs of students.  The Learning Specialist and Counselor will make recommendations to help students meet the academic/behavioral/emotional challenges of the curriculum at St. Thomas Aquinas and better succeed in school.

 

In some instances the Learning Specialist and/or Counselor will need to investigate a student’s academic/emotional challenges through a more detailed process.  This process may include student observation, teacher input, parent input, and/or screening instruments.  When the results indicate a need for additional intervention, the Learning Specialist and/or Counselor will provide recommendations for outside services that may include tutors, diagnosticians, or other professionals.

 

Students with diagnosed disabilities may qualify for accommodations in classroom.  The student will have an Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP) written, implemented, and monitored by the Learning Specialist and/or Counselor.  Accommodations provided will not alter the curriculum of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Accommodations are utilized only when academic integrity can be maintained.  The Learning Specialist and/or Counselor determines what accommodations are made based on the psycho- educational test/report, teacher input, parent input, and the individual needs of the learner.

 

In addition to having a Learning Specialist and Counselors on staff, St. Thomas Aquinas also offers services provided by a Reading Specialist on the Lower School campus and Academic Language Therapists at the Upper School. At the Lower School, students may have the opportunity to work with the Reading Specialist as it is recommended by his/her teacher. At both campuses, students diagnosed with dyslexia, a reading disorder, and/or a reading comprehension disorder may have the opportunity to work with an Academic Language Therapist.

 


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