常见问题

什么是学习障碍?

It is important to recognize that every student learns differently and has a variety of learning strengths and weaknesses. A learning disability, on the other hand, is a diagnosed neurological disorder. A learning disability is diagnosed by a qualified professional and is based on discrepancies between academic and cognitive scores gathered from a battery of tests. It is important to understand that a learning disability is not linked to innate intelligence.

I am concerned about my child’s academic 挑战. 我该怎么办??

If you are concerned that your child is experiencing significant academic difficulties or that he/she may have a learning disability, please contact your child’s Advisor or grade level Dean first. The Advisor or Dean works closely with the Learning Specialist, who will help identify the student’s difficulty based, 在某种程度上, 十大线上首页注册老师的评论和课堂观察, and make referrals for evaluations or other appropriate recommendations.

十大线上首页注册正在考虑进行评估. 谁来做测试,我该去哪里?

学习障碍的测试已经完成, 在大多数情况下, by outside psychologists or neuropsychologists. After the student support team has concluded that a learning disabilities evaluation is recommended, the Learning Specialist will make referrals to an outside evaluator from our recommended list. Evaluations have to meet both Head Royce and College Board/ACT requirements (see “Criteria for Documentation” 上图).

We have done the testing and my child has been diagnosed with a learning disability. 接下来是什么?

1)请提交评审, 包括所有的测试结果和分数, to the Learning Specialist in your division (please see 文档指南 上图). A copy of the report is kept in a confidential file in the Learning Specialist’s office. The scores/information are used to provide effective support for your child, and to help determine eligibility for accommodations. This information is not part of the student’s cumulative folder and is not shared with other schools or with colleges.

2) The Learning Specialist and the Division Head review the evaluation. The Division Head approves appropriate and reasonable accommodations if the documentation supports them. We attempt to review any newly submitted documentation in a timely fashion. 然而, please allow up to four weeks before expecting a response to ensure thoughtful consideration and effective coordination to meet the student’s needs.

3) The Learning Specialist summarizes findings (strengths, 挑战, 诊断, helpful strategies and school-approved accommodations) and shares them with the student’s teachers, 顾问和年级级别的院长. This information is updated frequently and communicated to the student’s new teachers at the beginning of each school year.

4) Self-advocacy is a vital piece in the continued success for students with learning differences at Head Royce. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their teachers on a regular basis to discuss their learning profile and accommodations. 学生支持小组的成员, 还有学生导师, 能在这个过程中提供帮助吗. Please see the self-advocacy section under 上学校 above.

海德-罗伊斯为ADHD提供住宿吗?

If your child has been diagnosed with AD/HD and accommodations are needed, please submit a letter from a certified medical professional stating the 诊断 and explaining recommended treatment and needs. 另外, the School and standardized testing agencies will ask for a complete psycho-educational evaluation demonstrating functional limitations, explaining how ADHD is impacting the student’s academic and day-to-day functioning. An AD/HD 诊断 alone is NOT sufficient to receive accommodations at Head Royce, nor does it satisfy College Board or ACT documentation requirements.

Does Head-Royce grant accommodations based on psychological disorders?

In some instances, Head-Royce MAY grant accommodations if a student has a psychological disorder. The School’s guidelines are in line with College Board requirements. You must submit documentation of the initial evaluation in which the psychiatric disorder was diagnosed. 如果诊断超过12个月, 精神病学更新, 在过去12个月内完成, 是必需的. The update should describe the current impact of the student’s disorder as it affects the student’s ability to perform at school and the present course of treatment. In addition we require that the student make periodic appointments with the School’s Counselor.

你对父母有支持吗?

学习差异家长网络(LDN), 父亲和组, is a supportive forum for parents to discuss topics and share personal experiences regarding learning and attention differences. The LDN participates in several school events throughout the year, and the steering committee members are available year-long to speak with parents individually. You can find more information about this group under “父母” on the Head-Royce website.