HOW WE HELP?

We help students AIM for and achieve their goals

We guide them from the beginning to the end of their paths

  • Academic Achievement
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Psychoeducational
  • Study Skills 
  • Learning Styles

Inside classroom

  • IEP Accommodations

Outside classroom

  • Educational Therapy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Math intervention
  • Homework Support
  • Learning Plan
  • Ongoing feedback
  • Smart Leadership program

Step 1- ASSESS

Each student starts the process with an initial consultation and appropriate assessments are completed to identify their strengths, challenges, abilities, and needs. This may include one or more of the following types of assessments.

Academic Achievement Assessments

Curriculum-Based Measurement Systems are used for universal screening so that more students can be assessed within a relatively short period of time. The results of these assessments help teachers modify their instructional approaches to create universal design learning solutions that meet the needs of most students in the classroom. These assessment results are also used to identify students who fall below the benchmark and may need more intensive support. 

Cognitive Skills and Psychoeducational Assessments

When a student’s performance falls below the benchmark, it is important to understand the causes underlying these deficiencies to determine the most appropriate solutions to reduce the learning gaps. General screenings can identify which cognitive skills may be impacting the learning, however, a formal psychoeducational assessment will provide the most accurate measurement as well as recommendations of how to enhance these cognitive skills.

Study Skills and Learning Style Assessments

Students who experience difficulties in learning, studying, or test-taking at school may be lacking foundational executive function skills. These include planning, organization, time management, and self-regulation skills to name a few. Students also learn differently so once students and teachers understand their learning style and know how they learn best, it will be easier to implement methods to make learning easier and improve long term retention.

Step 2- IMPLEMENT

A learning plan is created which includes the student’s goals. The educational therapist reviews the results of the assessments and recommends appropriate solutions inside and outside the classroom.

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM:

Montgomery Learning Solutions (MLS) collaborates with the student, parents, school, and teachers to recommend and implement accommodations for the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). These include instructional, environmental, and assessment accommodations.

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM:

Homework and Study Skills Support services are available for students who have a good understanding of the subject area but just need a little extra assistance or self-discipline in implementing regular study habits.

MLS educational therapy services combine therapy and educational strategies to teach students how to learn, not what to learn so they can become successful independent learners.  

These strategies are derived from evidence-based programs that have aided thousands of students.  

Cognitive and Executive Functioning Skills Training:

PACE- Processing and Cognitive Enhancement Training

Processing and Cognitive Enhancement Program© (PACE©) is an intense, proven brain training method that strengthens underlying cognitive efficiency skills. A broad set of learning skills are emphasized including; attention, working memory, processing speed, logic and reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and long-term memory.

Feuerstein Method

The Feuerstein Method is a unique educational technique teaching individuals how to learn by tapping into their latent intellectual capabilities. The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) is a cognitive intervention program to engage learners in problem-solving by developing their ability to understand and elaborate information.

Reading Intervention:

Barton Reading and Spelling System 

A multi-sensory, direct, structured phonics-based program influenced by the Orton Gillingham language approach. It is designed for intense intervention to help struggling readers and those with dyslexia.

Math Intervention:

NILD RX 4 Math

Rx 4 Math small group workshops will build and strengthen number sense, math fluency, math vocabulary, problem-solving strategies, conceptual understanding, and mathematical reasoning skills by developing self-regulation and cognitive functions.

Step 3- MEASURE

The student’s progress is monitored ongoing with results and feedback recorded on the student’s learning plan. 

Depending on the program, service, product, and individual student needs, the frequency, and type of measurement system will vary. The educational therapist will review feedback with the student and communicate overall results to parents. The learning plan will continue to be revised and reviewed until the student achieves his or her goal.  

Once students achieve their goals and become self-regulated learners, they can continue learning on their own and if they wish, they can also join the MLS Smart leadership program to start helping other students as well.