Learning Assistance Department (LAD)
Los Altos Christians Schools’ Learning Assistance Department (LAD) , offered to Elementary students, is dedicated to teaching children in the way they learn, using a multi-sensory approached to education across the curriculum.
Each subject is taught on grade level using multi-sensory methods such as Slingerland, Orton Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, Step-Up-to Writing, Making Math Real and others. Our LAD program emphasizes small self-contained classes with 10-12 students per class, visuals, listening strategies, and hands-on learning. This type of education allows students to develop new skills while also creating a greater understanding in all academic areas.
Our program is designed for students who are experiencing academic difficulty due to specific learning differences such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or (ADHD), sensory possessing disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS) and other related leaning differences. We are also ideal for students experiencing academic difficulties in a general education classroom.
The Learning Assistance Department (LAD) emphasizes the student’s individual strengths in the classroom, cultivating children’s nature talents in the arts, leadership, sports, problem solving, and in using their creative imagination. This allows the students to feel safe and be willing to risk and learn even when it becomes difficult.
Our Learning Assistance Department (LAD) helps students achieve success through executive functioning skills. Students with strong executive function ability hold the keys to school and social success-from attention and impulse control to time management and organization. Our teachers are specially trained and have a practical understanding of how to enhance critical executive functioning skills for students with a learning disability.
The Learning Assistance Department (LAD) is an accommodated classroom allowing students to achieve their full potential while implementing individual accommodations to meet their unique learning style.