Learning Specialist • "Orthopédagogue"
For students with learning difficulties
- A professional who works with students who require learning strategies adapted to their needs;
- They work with students who are at risk of developing academic difficulties and those with a diagnosed learning disability;
- They assess the student’s knowledge, strategies and cognitive processes in order to get a global picture of his/her abilities and challenges;
- Following the assessment, the goal of the learning specialist is to develop learner-specific strategies that meet the learning objectives;
- They also read reports from specialists (speech therapist, neuropsychologist, occupational therapist, etc.) in order to implement the proposed recommendations;
- They keep detailed records of the progress of each student he or she works with;
- 1 to 1
- In-person sessions or virtual
- Parent-child interview and opening a file
- Blocks of 8 to 12 sessions
- First sessions are dedicated to evaluations in either reading, writing or math
**Please note. We do not provide a diagnosis for learning disabilities. After evaluation, the Learning Specialist provides an informal assessment and a portrait of the child’s learning needs based on results***
- After 3 months, a progress report is provided to the parent
Orthopédagogie or Tutoring: which one to choose for my child?
This is a form of personalized help to accompany the child in his school work. The tutor’s role is therefore more focused on the content to be learned rather than on the ways of learning. The objective of this service is to help your child keep up with the pace in class by allowing him/her to review and consolidate what is more difficult for him/her.
This is a professional who prevents, screens and assesses the challenges of at-risk students and those who have a learning disability. This can be done individually or in subgroups as needed.