For students who have language-based and executive learning differences, our Learning Lab offers fabulous programs.
Our program is divided into three divisions; lower school, middle school and upper school. In lower school, we teach using the Orton-Gillingham based instruction. This is a multi-sensory phonics-based program which is structured and cumulative. Our middle school and upper school program is based on a coaching and mentoring model. We work closely with all of our teachers to ensure that accommodations are being met. We also work with our students to help promote self-advocacy.
Students attend their normally scheduled classes with their classmates, and attend sessions in the Learning Lab as part of their weekly schedule.
We recognize that each and every one of our Learning Lab students are a gift and we honor their gifts and their strengths. We collaborate with their parents and teachers to create a connected approach to their education.
"The community that Seacrest has provided us is like no other. We are blessed to have you as a supportive role model for us. We are so excited to take our next step into college with the support we have had."Carole Ann Hussey '22 Division 2 Volleyball Newberry College
15% to 20% of children in the United States have a language-based learning struggle.
What do Steven Spielberg, Thomas Edison, George Washington, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all have in common? They are all brilliant and successful, and they are all dyslexic.Dyslexia has long had a negative stigma, but in truth individuals with dyslexia often go on to be extremely successful. Throughout history many brilliant creators have been dyslexic.
At Seacrest language-based learning struggles are identified early, and students are given tools and support to succeed.
The Lower School Learning Lab program consists of the Orton-Gillingham reading and writing program. Orton-Gillingham is a scientifically proven, phonics based, hands-on, multi-sensory learning program that is systematic, structured, sequential, cumulative and success-oriented.
The Middle and Upper School Learning Lab Program is designed after a coaching and mentoring model that strives to empower students by providing them with the skills, strategies, and resources necessary to be more effective and successful in the classroom. This model gives students the tools they need to be successful in college and in life, when they are on their own.
Two of our State Volleyball Champion Volleyball Players, took time in October to talk to our younger students about working with dyslexia.
"The community that Seacrest has provided us is like no other. We are blessed to have you as a supportive role model for us. We are so excited to take our next step into college with the support we have had."
Carole Ann Hussey '22
Division 2 Volleyball Newberry College
"I've had an amazing journey in the Upper School Learning lab. Sometimes having dyslexia is hard. Sometimes you tell yourself you aren't as smart as other people, but you come to realize that you are. I'd like to thank Seacrest for the support I've had."
Bre Rives '22
Division 1 Volleyball Missouri State