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Our Episcopal Identity

School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

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Catherine Radtke

Director of Learning Services
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All Kinds of Minds Institute

Features for parents, educators, and practicing clinicians.

Adopts a non-labeling and descriptive approach towards the understanding of learning differences

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Learning Services

Learning Services was created to help students meet the academic challenges of an academically accelerated, college preparatory school. Learning Services is responsible for directing and facilitating the School’s efforts to ensure that every student understands his or her individual learning strengths, affinities and challenges, helping them maximize his or her learning potential. Learning Services has been designed to assist students at all grade levels with diagnosed learning disabilities, short-term individual learning needs, additional study skills, and help in specific academic areas. Fees may apply based on the services provided.

Student Served

Learning Services is available to any Episcopal student experiencing academic difficulty and who has been recommended to the program by the Division Head.

Academic Assistance Plan

The Academic Assistance Plan is an individualized, academic support plan that is available to those students who have a full educational evaluation on file with the School that demonstrates learning differences with significant weaknesses that impact academic achievement. This evaluation must have been completed within the last three years. The evaluation must contain specific learning environment recommendations, which address the diagnosed learning difference(s). The evaluation and pre-referral intervention corroborate the necessity for an intensive, specialized approach to learning. Episcopal Collegiate does not guarantee that all recommendations for accommodations can be implemented.

Services Provided

Services provided by Learning Services include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Assessment and interpretation of academic performance
  • Assessment of standardized and diagnostic test results
  • Academic monitoring
  • Classroom observations
  • Pre-screening for reading and language difficulties
  • Consultation services for teachers and parents for the purpose of enhancing learning for those students who learn differently
  • Assistance in the development and implementation of an AAP
  • Coordination of on-campus tutors
  • Regular communication with a student’s support system (parents, faculty, tutors, administrators, diagnosticians, therapists and counselors)
  • Sourcing of tutors, therapists and evaluators
  • Sourcing of professional development resources for classroom teachers

Parent Resources

General

Understood

www.understood.org

  • Extensive source of information on wide variety of learning and behavioral challenges
  • Parent Toolkit Feature

‘A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences’

www.SchwabLearning.org

Learning Disabilities Online The World’s Leading Website on Learning Disabilities

URL:www.ldonline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities

www.ncld.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

www.smartkidswithld.org

Books by Dr. Mel Levine

2002. A Mind at a Time.

2003. The Myth of Laziness.

1994. Educational Care: A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School.
Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners by Craig Pohlman


Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

www.interdys.org

Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss

ADD/ADHD

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

www.chadd.org

Struggling Readers

Reading Rockets

www.readingrockets.org

Learning Ally- Making Reading Accessible for All

www.learningally.org

Parent Page: http://www.learningally.org/Parents/ParentHome.aspx

Bookshare

www.bookshare.org

  • Bookshare Web Reader (features include text-to-speech through the computer’s installed voice software, word highlighting, etc.)
  • ohttps://www.bookshare.org/cms/get-started/how-read-books/read-your-own
  • Bookshare’s Read: OutLoud Bookshare Edition (downloadable reading software for computer/laptop) – Features include note taking, definition look-up, the ability to see and hear words as they are highlighted, etc.
  • Bookshare’s Go Read – accessible e-book reader for smartphones and tablets, including Nook HD/HD+

Lit2Go

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/

  • A free collection of stories and poems in MP3 (audiobook) format.
  • For each passage, an abstract, citation, playing time, and word count is provided
  • Reading passages can be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along and/or classroom resource
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