Learning Differences Program
Saint Xavier has several resources available to assist students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
At St. X, the following advantages are offered to all students:
- Students can perform at their own level and are not tracked in one specific level in all subjects
- Schedules are made with the needs of boys in mind; shorter class periods are designed to provide for the kinesthetic needs of boys
- Classes rotate on a daily basis so that teachers can see students at different times during the day
- Students have a variety of extra-curricular activities to fit the individual interests of just about every student
- When should I begin seeking assistance for my son with a diagnosed learning disability?
- What type of documentation should I bring to this initial meeting?
- If my son qualifies, what type of support will he receive for his learning difference at St. X?
- Access to a Learning Resources Coordinator who will meet with you to determine your son's requirements and to prepare a plan that will be shared with his instructors; the Learning Resources Coordinator will also facilitate access to resources for your son with his teachers.
- Extended time on tests and quizzes
- Preferential seating (if deemed necessary)
- A counselor to assist him with needs both inside and outside of the classroom
- Assistance with the ACT and PSAT application process
- Qualified and caring instructions who are available outside of regular class time for assistance
- iPads that offer multi-modal learning opportunities
- Various training opportunities focused on how to use the iPad to mitigate the effects of learning disabilities
- Encouragement for students to become strong self-advocates
- Students with a specific learning deficits may be in the Excel program in order to receive remediation in a smaller class setting with caring, well-trained educators
Contact Dr. Beatriz Pacheco, the Learning Differences Resource Coordinator, by email or by phone at 502.637.4712 (ext. 252)