What Does Academic Support Mean & Look Like in My Child's Classroom?
Academic support can be integrated into a child's I&RS plan as either a pull-out or push-in support system.
Push-in academic support can occur from 1 to 3 periods a week. The support can be scheduled during instructional times of weakness especially in the areas of language arts or math. Push-in supports can also target a child's attentional and/or organization needs across subjects.
The support teacher will utilize some, if not all the following:
- clarifying and/or rewording of oral/written directions
- highlighting key words and details
- adding post-its or notes for further clarification of items
- co-teaching with the teacher
- additional organization tools
- focus visuals or prompts to foster attentiveness
- breaks outside the room, if needed
- leading small group reteaching lessons or one-on-one practice
- providing a double dose of Fundations
Pull-out Basic Skills Instruction operates as a short term intervention over a ten-week cycle.
A full battery equates to 3 days of Language Arts (Reading/Writing) and 2 days of Math.
It occurs over 5 days, with the instruction lasting for a 40-minute period outside the class setting.
Depending on the child's need, they can be the recipient of just one subject, LA, or Math.