Student Support Services

The Office of Student Support Services works with students who have learning differences within the context of their general education curriculum. For students who, through their local public school system, are eligible for special education services through an IEP or 504 Plan, a Success Plan will be developed and carried out with the cooperation of the student, his or her parents, and his or her teachers. Student Support also identifies students who may be struggling and in need of further intervention. In all cases, our goal is to maintain classroom inclusion, making IEP-directed modifications. In this way, all children are learning with their peers in the least restrictive environment. Only when the instruction needs to be specialized do we remove students from their classroom to receive individual or small group instruction.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is primarily for students who need additional support in areas of reading and math. Our specialist provides individual assistance and collaborative support. The Learning Lab offers extra support through Wilson Reading programs, along with working on guided reading, comprehension, and writing skills.

Common disabilities in our population

  • Specific learning disability in a content domain (reading, writing, math)
  • Attention deficit
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty with processing, organization, task initiation, and focus

For more information, contact:

Cindi Sprow
Director of Student Support Services
csprow@stmaryselementary.org

Typical accommodations provided

  • Extended time to complete assessments
  • Use of graphic organizers, outlines
  • Use of calculator
  • Written and auditory instructions
  • Task breakdowns
  • Sequential assignments
  • Preferential seating/peer helpers
  • Self-monitoring techniques
  • Organizational assistance
  • Signed homework agenda
  • Guided study halls with the Office of Student Support Services