The program serves Tiny Torreys through Grade 12 and offers one-on-one and small group educational, speech-language and occupational therapy that is integrated into each student’s academic program; it focuses on advocacy and builds a strong relationship between student and specialist.
The LRC team includes educational therapists, speech/language pathologists and occupational therapists. Students work with LRC specialists during school hours, utilizing free blocks or arranged times based on students’ academic schedules. Locations include the Lower School, Upper School and on the second floor of the Jacobs Family Library/administration building. Services are fee-based.
The LRC partners with the Lower School (K–Grade 4) to support classroom WIN (What I Need) time. During WIN time, all students are provided additional opportunities to build and challenge themselves in specific skill areas.
Middle and Upper School
Torrey Mindful Learning (TML) is a course for Middle and Upper School students taught by LRC learning specialists. Students strengthen their executive functioning through neuroscience and psychology in order to “work smarter, not harder.” They learn about time management, organization, planning and prioritization, working memory, response inhibition, sustained attention, flexibility, persistence, metacognition, controlling emotions and task initiation. Each class includes a mini-lesson about an executive function and an application of the concept in parallel to the student’s current coursework. Students are taught how to use provided planners to boost their time management and planning skills.
If students are eligible for classroom and/or testing accommodations, the LRC ensures that all reasonable accommodations are provided at LJCDS.
If students would like to request accommodations for ACT or College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP) testing, this is a separate request. Upper School students who need to request these accommodations can contact Kristy King.
For more information about the LRC, contact Director of the Learning Resource Center Kristy King at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 858-453-3440 x351.