Parents who would like to learn the 52 sounds from the LiPS program may request information on the sounds and how to help reinforce them at home.

A Touch Math pamphlet is also available for parents to help their child struggling to learn math facts.

Parents who wish to have their child tested through the South Bend Community School Corporation should contact Mrs. Clark, their child’s teacher, or myself.

  • Learning Disabilities refers to a variety of disorders that affect the acquisition, retention, understanding, organization or use of verbal and/or non-verbal information.
  • Learning disabilities range in severity and invariably interfere with the acquisition and use of one or more of the following important skills:
    • oral language (e.g., listening, speaking, understanding)
    • reading (e.g., decoding, comprehension)
    • written language (e.g., spelling, written expression)
    • mathematics (e.g., computation, problem solving)

Learning Disability – a working definition

  • Learning disability can affect the way in which a person takes in, remembers, understands and expresses information.
    People with learning disability are intelligent and have abilities to learn despite difficulties in processing information.
    Living with a learning disability can have an ongoing impact on friendships, school, work, self-esteem and daily life.
    People with learning disability can succeed when iindividualized self-management skills and strategies are developed and relevant accommodation is provided.
  • For success, persons with learning disabilities require specialized interventions in home, school, community and workplace settings, appropriate to their individual strengths and needs, including:
    • specific skill instruction;
    • the development of compensatory strategies;
    • the development of self-advocacy skills;
    • appropriate accommodations.
  • People with learning disabilities may also have difficulties with organizational skills, social perception and social interaction.