Interventionists help students who demonstrate academic challenges. These challenges may range from understanding concepts, to struggling with decoding skills. They offer individualized and small group instruction in the core subjects of reading and math. Within both disciplines, our responsibilities include assessing students’ literacy and competency levels to identify needs. As a team, a scope and sequence is designed to help each student learn more effectively and to help them master
grade level concepts.
On campus, this team works in both the classroom and resource room. In this way, they are helping students and their teachers by providing support and differentiated instruction; lessons were scaffolded and designed to help students with varied learning styles.Students are given Guided Reading lessons in the afternoon every day, for different groups and make special appointments for students who need help outside of these hours. The goal is to work collaboratively with individual students or small groups to boost vocabulary and reading comprehension, which results in a boost in self confidence as a lifelong learner.
The job of the Speech Pathologist is to help students with improving their verbal pronunciation of words; these students have difficulty with understanding spoken language and difficulty with expressing themselves verbally (auditory and verbal expression). Some children have difficulty producing specific letters and sounds which interfere with their ability to be understood by others (speech intelligibility). Vocal issues, such as hoarseness, nasality and breathiness are issues that can affect self esteem as well as the quality of a child's speech (speaking voice).
Speech Pathologists work with children who have cognitive delays which manifest as difficulty with problem solving, thought organization and the ability to process information. This individual works with children who stutter as well as those that have emotional issues which can interfere with their ability to form social bonds and interact appropriately (pragmatics). Speech Pathologists can address swallowing disorders and the impact it can have on feeding and nutrition.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
The Storefront Academy’s ELL’s program focuses on working diligently with students who are second language speakers. The program is designed to support students' language transition. Students develop their understanding of letter sounds, sight words, fundations, vowels and using reading strategies such as understanding long and short vowels, tapping and blending and cvc words using english language to communicate. The ELLs program ensures the success of all students whose primary language is not english to become great english readers, writers and communicators.
This program supports a large population of ELL to help transition them into a new learning environment and to add on to their educational foundation for continuous progress towards being proficient in the English Language. The program consists of lessons that meet students' needs. It has strategies such as small groups, one on one instructions, push in and pull out sessions. Students also receive double doses of phonics-foundation to ensure a faster acquisition of the english language. The ELL’s program also translates material for students who are entering the program that need to be literate to guarantee students are learning while they are doing the transition from home language to english language.
El programa ELL de Storefront Academy se enfoca en trabajar diligentemente con estudiantes que hablan un segundo idioma. El programa está diseñado para apoyar la transición lingüística de los estudiantes. Los estudiantes desarrollan su comprensión de los sonidos de las letras, palabras visuales, fundamentos, vocales y el uso de estrategias de lectura como la comprensión de las vocales largas y cortas, las palabras de cvc que usan el idioma inglés para comunicarse.
El programa de ELLs asegura el éxito de todos los estudiantes cuyo idioma principal no es el inglés, para convertirse en excelentes lectores, escritores y comunicadores en inglés. El programa crea lecciones para satisfacer las necesidades y estrategias de los estudiantes, como grupos pequeños, instrucción uno a uno, secciones de inserción y extracción. Los estudiantes también reciben dosis dobles de fonética; base para garantizar una adquisición más rápida del idioma inglés. El programa de ELL también traduce material para estudiantes que ingresan al programa y ya saben leer y escribir para garantizar que los estudiantes estén aprendiendo mientras hacen la transición del idioma del hogar al inglés.