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TLC Program

The Learning Center (TLC) at The Village School is a place where students receive learning support with the goal of academic independence.  The mission of The Learning Center at The Village School is to address and support students with language-based learning disabilities, executive functioning, and organizational skills.  The Learning Center is not designed to address the learning needs of all students.
 

The Learning Center Philosophy Statement:
Recognizing that every child learns differently, we strive to support students with specific learning differences in an inclusive, safe environment in order to build self confidence and to be successful in the classroom.

TLC Services

Overview

  • Academic support combined with a collaborative approach with classroom teachers.
  • Coordination of student use of the Lexia Core 5 program for phonological re-teaching.
  • Access to Learning Ally, an online resource for students to access audible books where literature is made accessible to all.  Books read in class as well as well as thousands of other books students might be interested in reading are easily loaded onto the student’s bookshelf where they can read it while listening to the audible version.
  • Administration of reading assessments, at an additional fee

Lower School

In the Lower School, the focus is on addressing reading issues through remediation and re-teaching. Lower School TLC teachers offer instruction in The Barton Reading and Spelling Program to provide remediation in the areas of reading and spelling.  Additional resources include but are not limited to the Stetson Spelling Program, Lexia Core 5 Learning, and Writer’s Workshop strategies. Remediation in Math concepts is also available and is conducted in coordination with the classroom teacher’s instruction.  In addition, TLC teachers coordinate a variety of programs to address the student’s specific learning needs.

Lower School TLC teachers offer instruction and coordination in the following areas:

  • Executive Functioning support
  • Organizational skills instruction and support
  • One on One Reading Remediation
  • One on One Spelling Program
  • Access and orientation to Lexia Reading Core 5 computer program from any device, in school, at home or on the go.
  • One on One Writing support
  • One on One Math re-teaching
  • TLC teachers provide the option for a test to be read aloud.
  • TLC teacher acts as a personal academic liaison between TLC students, families, and teachers
  • Frequent and consistent communication with the classroom teacher and school counselor
  • Weekly communication with the student’s family as to student’s progress
  • Prepare a quarterly narrative report on the student’s progress in TLC

Middle & Upper School

Middle and Upper School TLC teachers offer instruction and coordination in the following areas:

  • Executive Functioning support
  • Organizational skills
  • Study and test taking strategies
  • Assist students in the completion of assignments and preparation for tests
  • One on one or small group support in core subject areas
  • Re-teaching of concepts when needed
  • Support students as they seek out their teachers for additional instruction
  • Provide the option for a test to be read aloud
  • Act as a personal academic liaison between TLC students, families, and teachers
  • Frequent and consistent communication with the student’s core teachers as well as the school counselor, as needed
  • Assist students in understanding and managing their learning challenges
  • Assist students in understanding the accommodations they may access
  • Prepare a quarterly narrative report on the student’s progress in TLC

Frequently asked questions

What is the Barton Reading and Spelling Program?

The Barton Reading and Spelling Program is an Orton-Gillingham influenced program designed to assist the struggling reader with a phonological approach to reading.  This research-based program is nationally recognized in its effort to address dyslexia for the struggling reader. The progression of phonological concepts builds upon itself and leads the reader to ever increasing automaticity in working with the sound-symbol relationship.  You can learn more about the Barton Reading and Spelling Program by going to their website: www.brightsolutions.org

What is Lexia Core 5?

 

Lexia Core 5 is an online program that offers students a personalized program to learn, practice and master reading skills.  The program is intended to give the student opportunities to practice the skills they are learning through their work in The Learning Center.  The program is monitored by the student’s TLC teacher who then can offer feedback and reinforcement during the TLC session. You can learn more about the Lexia Core 5 program by going to their website: www.lexialearning.com
 

What is Learning Ally?

Learning Ally is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students overcome learning challenges and more freely access the world of literature. Thousands of audiobooks are made available to students.  Teachers and students have access to load books onto a student’s bookshelf. From the Learning Ally website: “The largest library of human-read audiobooks including classic literature, popular fiction, and curriculum-aligned titles, that gives every student access to grade-level content.  The highlighted text provides a multi-sensory experience so readers can easily absorb content.” You can learn more about Learning Ally by going to their website: www.learningally.org