Our resource program has three full time teachers who are specialists in learning disabilities and who work with students with learning differences. Students in this program should have a copy of psycho-educational testing on file in the school or have tests pending. A public school Service Plan (formerly known as an IEP)\ Individual Catholic Education Plan (ICEP) for each student in the resource program is created based upon testing, observation and conferencing.
On the average, a student will receive three sessions a week in one-on-one or small group instruction. The methods of instruction during the resource period will be adapted to the individual student. We offer a variety of services, tailored to meet individual needs. These can range from assisting students several times a day, to meeting once a week.
Our Resource Program has won two national awards through the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
Our Resource Program teachers:
- Mrs. Payne
- Mrs. Bungard
- Mrs. Atkins
Our Resource Program offerings:
Grades 1-4 (Atkins) – Students receive daily reading instruction in small groups.
Grades 5-8 (Payne) – Students receive daily reading instruction in small groups.
Grades 2-3 (Atkins) – Students receive daily math instruction in small groups. Hands-on instruction & manipulatives are emphasized.
Grades 4-8 (Bungard) – Students receive daily math instruction in small groups. Hands-on instruction & manipulatives are emphasized.
Study Skills Support
Grades 2-8 – Students who need help developing study skills, test taking skills and/or need extra help with classroom work may attend resource class a few times a week to once a month, depending on the student’s need.
DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators for Basic Early Literacy Skills)
Grades K-1 – Students are assessed three times a year. They are then provided with extra instruction in these skill areas weekly.
Grades 4-8 – Students who have difficulty with the Language Arts and/or Math portions of the ISTEP tests are provided extra practice in these areas. The parents and students help determine if the extra practice occurs at home or at school.
Grades 3-8 – Parents, teachers, or students may request a daily BackPack Check by a resource teacher. This check teaches students how to improve their organization by making sure all needed materials go home so that homework may be completed.
Resource Websites of Interest
www.LearningAlly.org – Audio books
www.chadd.org – Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
www.princteonreview.com – College search for LD students
www.petersons.com – College search for LD students
www.diin.org – Dyslexic Institute of Indiana contains articles, training, and general info about dyslexia
www.ldonline.org – Learning Disabilities resources
www.additudemag.com – Magazine for families coping with ADHD
www.ncld.org– National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.dyslexia.yale.edu – Yale Center for Dyslexia
www.aaamath.com – Math practice website
www.arbookfind.com – AR Bookfinder
www.starfall.com – Reading practice website