Learning Specialists report to the Director of the Learning Center and the Division Director.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Support students who have been or may be diagnosed with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and other similar disorders.
Provide instruction to develop academic skills and executive functioning skills, as well as strategies for organizing and completing work effectively to students who qualify for support from the Learning Center.
Teach students self-understanding, including the ability to recognize strengths and to advocate for oneself.
Team with teachers to help students generalize skills taught in the Learning Center to daily work.
Analyze psychoeducational evaluations and summarize findings for faculty via Learning Center Profiles, Accommodation Plans, and discussion.
Update Learning Center Profiles and Accommodations Plans each spring and when new diagnostic testing is provided.
Stay current with educational research surrounding learning differences and instructional practices.
Faculty and Administration Liaison
Collaborate with and offer support to faculty on behalf of students with learning differences.
Oversee implementation of classroom accommodations for students who use the Learning Center.
Participate in Student Support Team (SST) meetings.
Assist teachers in differentiating instruction for a variety of learning styles and implementing Universal Design for Learning.
Parent and Student Liaison
Provide information to parents about student performance.
Offer education and information on the topic of learning differences.
Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.).
Attend Learning Center department meetings and keep Learning Center records current.
Attend grade level meetings, parent conferences, and Learning Center special events.
About Flint Hill School
Flint Hill School (www.flinthill.org) is a K-12 coeducational day school enrolling 940 students and is situated on two beautiful and well-equipped campuses encompassing 50 acres in the heart of Fairfax County, just 15 miles west of Washington, DC. Founded in 1956, the school community is comprised of families representing more than ninety countries. Flint Hill, whose mascot is the husky, encourages collaboration, energy, activity and learning.