St. John School is fortunate to employ a credentialed learning specialist who manages our learning center. The primary objective of our learning center is to provide early observation and intervention related to learning issues so that teachers can partner with parents and students to maximize each child’s potential.
To that end, our learning specialist spends part of her time observing students in classrooms and making recommendations to teachers about customizing strategies to enhance learning. Such modifications may be a simple as having the student sit on a ball chair instead of a traditional chair with four legs so that the student’s energy can be channeled and focused to facilitate learning. For some students, it is beneficial to engage with the specialist in a group or individual setting to reinforce skills. For instance, our specialist makes use of S.P.I.R.E. as a reading intervention program. If a learning issue is beyond the scope of the specialist’s expertise, Special School District or other agency resources will be utilized or a referral will be made.
If you have any questions about services we have to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us.