aubreyPortfolio of Services Defined

1. Content Intervention

Individualized coaching to strengthen weaknesses in specific content areas and or challenge students beyond the grade level content. Intervention supplements classroom instruction by reinforcing and/or enriching what has already been taught. It does not replace classroom instruction.

The purpose of content intervention is to help students help themselves, or to assist or guide them to the point at which they become and independent learner. This prevents “learned helplessness” which can easily occur if the student does not gain the necessary skills to become an independent learner. Therefore, intervention is done strategically in such a way that the student can not only master the content, but apply the newly attained learning ability to new or novel information.

 

Content Intervention Service includes:

  • Student Success Plan
  • Content Intervention
  • Basic study skills
  • Basic test taking strategies
  • Collaboration with parents/teachers

2. Executive Functioning Intervention

Individualized coaching to strengthen the skills needed to organize and implement the necessary requirements for academic success.

According to the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses. When students develop executive function and self- regulation skills, they experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development.

Executive functions include skills needed for:

  • Personal Knowledge – knowing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Task Knowledge – knowing how to do a task, figuring out how long it will take and what you’ll need to do it
  • Strategic knowledge – knowing how to choose the proper strategy for learning and applying it effectively
  • Regulation – the ability to control your thoughts and your learning process
  • Metacognition – the ability to think about your thinking; self-awareness

Executive Functioning Intervention Service includes:

  • Student Success Plan
  • Collaboration with parents/teachers
  • Skill development in the following areas:
    • Time Management
    • Goal Setting Organization
    • Problem solving
    • Critical thinking skills Study skills

3. Online School Support

Self-paced online education that includes support and progress monitoring for up to 60 minutes/week. Online school support is available to students ages 10 and up who desire to work independently through an online education program but need accountability and support. This allows the student to work at their own pace which will allow for:

  • a shorter school day
  • 4:1 maximum coaching ratio
  • little to no homework (provided they meet their mutually established goals)
  • online classes/computer curriculum- students are required to have a personal computer.

Online School Support Service includes:

  • Student Success Plan
  • Daily schedules/goals monitored by an educational coach
  • Academic support (does not include content tutoring)
  • Student contract
  • Transcripts/grade reports managed by the ILC registrar
  • Collaboration with parents

4. NILD Educational Therapy

Individualized coaching using a therapeutic approach to strengthen processing abilities which directly impact academic success. ILC uses a nationally certified program through the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) to equip our educational coaches to provide effective educational therapy. In order to develop successful, independent learners, NILD Educational Therapy focuses on developing four key components:

  • Cognition – effective thinking strategies
  • Perception – process visual and auditory information correctly
  • Academics – improve in content areas hindered by underlying root causes
  • Emotions – grow in confidence and competence improves in all areas

Our focus is to strengthen the underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. NILD educational therapy is a true therapy because it is individualized and aims the intervention just above the student’s level of functioning and raises expectations for performance. Students are trained to view themselves as competent, confident learners.

The goal of NILD Educational Therapy is to help students develop tools of independent learning in the classroom and in life. Interventions include a variety of techniques designed to address students’ specific areas of difficulty and to improve their overall ability to think, reason, and process information. Techniques emphasize basic skill areas such as reading, writing, spelling, and math, as well as applying reasoning skills within each area.

NILD Educational Therapy Service includes:

  • Student Success Plan
  • Specialized educational techniques strengthen processing weaknesses such as:
    • visual/auditory processing
    • working memory
    • processing speed
    • sensory processing difficulties
  • Collaboration with parents/teachers
  • Minimum amount of time: 60 minutes/week
  • Maximum amount of time: 160 minutes/week