Learning Disabilities Support
Learning Disabilities Support is an initiative to support all students with diagnosed learning disabilities. The program is designed to enable identified students to acquire the skills and strategies necessary to experience success in the classroom.
Learning Disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning.
A learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired." Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
A learning disability can't be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to successful, often distinguished careers later in life.
SOURCE: LD ONLINE
All students who have received a documented diagnosis of a learning disability will receive support from the school year of diagnosis until graduation. Emphasis is placed on:
Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties. LEARN MORE