The Diocese of Baton Rouge Blessed Margaret of Castello REACH program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
The department offers two programs, the Dyslexia Lab and Instructional Support Services in Reading.
Dyslexia and Instructional Support Services are small groups of 3-4 students for approximately 120 minutes a week.
The lab program aims to support students with a diagnosis of dyslexia and students who are in need of Instructional Support Services (ISS.) typical of those who would receive 504 accommodations in the public setting.
Lab services are designed to meet students where they are by first identifying deficits through diagnostic assessment (ex. Lexia, Orton-Gillingham, Activate) and then by using strategies appropriate to the students as individuals (to include learning style) rather than a program that we “plug” students into. Learning styles are considered, but the services are generally multi-sensory as part of a best-practice model in addition to having qualified and caring staff and on-going collaboration with classroom teachers.
Initial and periodic goal meetings are conducted where assessment data is interpreted and progress data is reviewed.