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Learning Differences Program

The Learning Differences Program provides support services to students in need. Our goal is to help them achieve academic success and maximize their educational abilities over their four years at Assumption. Our state and nationally recognized program has been helping Assumption students achieve academic success for over 30 years.

In her words…

“Being in the learning differences program has allowed me to gain confidence in myself and empowers me to learn in a way that is best for me. I have been given the tools to advocate for myself in the classroom which has helped me to significantly reduce my test anxiety. ” -Riley E. ’20

Students with learning differences participate fully in regular pre-college curriculum classes. The level at which students participate is determined on an individual student ability/subject area basis.

Components of the Program:

  • A Learning Profile is developed for each student which includes information regarding main difficulties, strengths, learning styles, appropriate accommodations and teaching suggestions.
  • Ongoing communication between the Learning Differences Specialists and the classroom teachers to monitor student progress.
  • Bi-monthly email communication with parents to inform them of grades, newsletters, information, etc.
  • Consistent academic support for students through the implementation of a specific curriculum that focuses on study skills, organization, time management, goal setting, etc.
  • Assistance provided to both students and parents for the successful transition between high school and college.

Eligibility for Support Services:

  • High School Placement Test must be taken at Assumption.
  • A copy of all of the most recent psychoeducational tests reports, completed by a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • A diagnosis of a clearly stated disability that is recognized as a disability in the state of Kentucky or is recognized in the field of special education as a learning disability.
  • A signed release so that AHS can communicate with the elementary or middle school.
  • A copy of the student’s 504 Plan/IEP from the elementary/middle school.

Accommodations that may be provided include: 

  • Extended testing time
  • Preferential seating
  • Quiet testing area
  • Guided notes
  • Note takers
  • Recorded lectures
  • Use of calculators

Questions about the Learning Differences Program? Contact our Learning Difference Specialists Laura Cronin or Judi Erskine for more information.