Content Relevant to Learning Specialists

Learning Specialists: A Professional Description

Working either in school settings or private practices, these professionals offer individualized diagnostic and support services to students with learning challenges. Learning specialists help students to develop compensatory and self-advocacy skills, increase achievement levels, improve organization and time management, and combat performance anxiety.

Below is a list of any content on the Specialists of Schools website that may be relevant to individuals working in this profession.

What role can psychologists/speech therapists/tutors play in a school setting?

Some schools have consulting specialists on staff, or use the services of their local Intermediate Unit. Outside specialists may be invited in as consultants after they have observed or evaluated a child. These professionals should maintain regular communication with teachers while providing therapies or tutorial services to students.

What happens after the student sees the specialist?

Many schools employ learning specialists or academic support staff who work closely with professionals outside of the school setting. Critical information about students can be provided through detailed evaluation reports, and is generally supplemented by school conferences involving specialists, parents, and key school staff. Most schools do their best to follow the recommendations of these specialists, thereby helping students to meet with success.