The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education systems worldwide, leading to a significant phenomenon known as “learning loss” or “academic regression.” The effects of prolonged school closures, remote learning challenges, and interrupted classroom instruction have left many students struggling to keep up with grade-level expectations. Additionally, many students suffer from pandemic-related anxiety, and returning to school is an emotional and mental struggle.
At the Broach School, we offer a tailored educational approach that can effectively help students overcome academic setbacks, and anxiety, and achieve their academic goals.
Understanding COVID Learning Loss
COVID learning loss refers to the knowledge and skill gaps that students have experienced as a result of the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Extended periods of remote learning, limited social interaction, and the absence of in-person classroom instruction have led to varying degrees of academic regression across different grade levels. This issue must be addressed promptly, and The Broach School is prepared to equip students with the necessary support and resources to bridge the learning gap.
The Broach School: A Specialized Approach
The Broach School is a distinguished private educational institution renowned for its commitment to supporting students with unique learning needs. We understand that each child’s educational journey is unique, especially when dealing with COVID learning loss.
Here’s why parents might choose us as the ideal educational environment for their child’s academic recovery:
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
An IEP is a legally binding road map that defines the accommodations, support, and services needed to support the learning and development of a child from age 3 to high school graduation. These personalized plans are designed to identify specific learning goals and outline the tailored strategies needed to address each student’s academic challenges. With a strong focus on individualized instruction, The Broach School ensures that all students, including those with IEPs, receive targeted support to close their learning gaps effectively. To learn more about IEPs, visit our article: What is an IEP?
Special Education Expertise
The Broach School specializes in serving students with unique learning needs, including those impacted by COVID learning loss. The dedicated team of experienced educators and specialists understands the diverse learning profiles of students and utilizes evidence-based strategies to help them catch up academically. We employ a range of instructional techniques, interventions, and accommodations to facilitate progress.
Small Class Sizes and Individual Attention
Recognizing the importance of personalized attention, The Broach School maintains small class sizes. This allows teachers to devote more one-on-one time with each student to better understand his or her specific needs and provide targeted assistance. With a focus on creating a supportive and nurturing environment, our teachers foster strong student-teacher relationships that enhance learning and growth.
To address learning gaps effectively, The Broach School employs a multi-sensory instructional approach. This methodology engages multiple senses, such as sight, hearing, and touch, to reinforce learning. By integrating auditory, visual, and tactile elements, students can strengthen their understanding and retention of concepts, enabling them to catch up and succeed.
Comprehensive Support Services
The Broach School understands that academic recovery goes beyond the classroom. We offer comprehensive support services that extend beyond the core curriculum, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and social skills development. These additional resources ensure that students receive holistic support, nurturing their overall growth and development.
Supporting Students with Service Dogs
At The Broach School, we go above and beyond to provide comprehensive support to students who face academic and emotional challenges. One exciting aspect of our approach is the inclusion of service dogs as a valuable resource for student motivation and support.
Service dogs have proven to be exceptional motivators for students who struggle academically or have emotional difficulties. These specially trained dogs offer a unique form of support, providing comfort, companionship, and an unwavering presence to students. The presence of a service dog can create a calming and supportive environment, reducing anxiety and stress among students.
Additionally, service dogs can significantly enhance student focus and engagement in the learning process. With their gentle demeanor and inherent ability to provide unconditional love, service dogs create a positive and welcoming atmosphere in the classroom. This positive environment encourages students to actively participate, stay focused, and develop a sense of responsibility toward their studies.
The Broach School stands out as a specialized private institution that is dedicated to supporting students with unique learning needs, including those impacted by COVID learning loss. By drawing upon special education expertise, maintaining small class sizes, employing multi-sensory instruction, and providing comprehensive support services, we ensure that each student receives the personalized attention and resources necessary to overcome academic setbacks and achieve their academic goals.
For parents seeking an educational environment that acknowledges and addresses the challenges of COVID learning loss, we offer a tailored approach that empowers students to bridge the learning gap and thrive academically.
Connect with our enrollment coordinators and build your child’s personalized path to a successful future at The Broach School!