The team determines how to best support Laurel girls in their areas of need and challenge them in their areas of strength.
In partnership with Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, the Learning Strategies team collaborates regularly with grade-level and content-specific teachers and leaders
to discuss data from benchmarking tests, classroom observations, parent and teacher questionnaires, and/or other academic screening measures. Based on this data, the team provides short-term support via small-group instruction, push-in/pull-out support, individual strategy development, counseling and more. This support occurs for a minimum of six to eight weeks during which time more data is collected to continue to develop our understanding of each student as a learner. If the additional data collected suggests that the child is in need of longer-term support, the team consults with community professionals to organize outside testing (e.g., psycho-educational or psychiatric evaluations), and if testing suggests a need is present, reasonable accommodations are provided.