Students may sometimes need extra support as they navigate through school, social life and the other aspects of growing up. The Student Support Department at Stamford American offers a helping hand to all students in managing any academic, emotional, physical or developmental challenges that come their way.
Through a Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)/Response to Intervention (RTI) approach, we seek to identify learning, behavioral, and social emotional needs early. We then work towards offering the appropriate support services to our students through our team of counselors, therapists and teachers. Our areas of support are:
Students who face academic challenges in reading or math have access to intervention lessons or in class support. Academic support teachers work closely with classroom teachers to design weekly small-group sessions that give students a boost in mastering their subject areas.
The Student Support Department runs a comprehensive program to help students overcome social and emotional hurdles. Counseling services are both preventative and responsive, and are administered through individual and group counseling, working with teachers and school staff to support, and school-wide awareness drives.
We have a team of speech and language therapists to work with students who benefit from support in their language and communication inside and outside of the classroom. This may be provided through direct support, in classroom support or providing strategies for all stakeholders to provide a holistic approach in developing skills for effective communication.
Our team of Occupational Therapists work with students who benefit from support in fine and gross motor skills, as well as self-management and emotional regulation skills. The occupational therapy team provides group and individual therapy sessions, as well as in-class support to promote overall independence in daily activities for our students.
In cases where students need support services throughout their school day, Special Education teachers design individualized programs to support students in reaching their goals. This service is available at an additional fee and placement decisions are made quarterly. Students may have access to specialized staff 25-100% of their day based on current needs and goals.
Contact us to learn more about our student support service programs