Elementary School has a Learning Center whose main focus is to provide
all the support necessary to make students with specific learning
disabilities successful at school. Our Learning Center operates under
the umbrella of Special Education. Utilizing Response to Intervention
(RtI) we utilize both push-in and pull-out models for assistance.
push-in model is one whereby students are supported in the regular
education classroom with the assistance of Learning Center staff. Often
times students work with a support person from the Learning Center in
the regular classroom. This is usually done in small groups to better
assist students with specific learning disabilities in accessing the
regular core curriculum.
The pull-out model is
used when students need more one-on-one support in an alternative
setting. Students might use this model for taking tests, receiving
assistance with class work or when students need help on homework in the
Learning Center setting. Utilizing the Learning Center is more
beneficial for students with specific learning needs where an
alternative setting is required. In all, it is our goal to serve your
student in the manner that addresses their particular need(s). While
this may be in a regular classroom with support or in the Learning
Center with support, we want your child to realize their greatest
potential while at Barry Elementary School.