How a person learns is as unique to them as their fingerprints. There are auditory learners, visual learners, and those who learn kinesthetically. Helping individuals to understand how they learn best and how to communicate their needs is crucial for success in the classroom.
The Learning Resources Coordinator at DeSales works collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help ensure the success of all DeSales students. The office focuses particular attention on those identified with disabilities ranging from hearing impairments, speech and language disorders, learning differences, Attention Deficit Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, physical limitations, etc.
The Learning Resources Office can perform many helpful services for school families, including developing 504 Plans for students with identified learning differences; arranging test accommodations for standardizes tests such as the ACT, PSAT, and SAT; and providing guidance for improvement of study habits and organizational skills.
Additionally, the Learning Resources Office serves as an advocate for students in the classroom, providing resource and support materials to classroom teachers as well as parents and tutors. Support is also offered to students preparing for post-secondary education.
For its work, DeSales was awarded the Beacon of Hope "Making a Difference Award" in 2008 by the Learning Disabilities Association of KY. This award is presented to a school that works with stiudents with special needs and which has shown a strong belief in the potential of all students.
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