Support Services
Speech and Language

We have two licensed Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) and two certified Speech and Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) who lead in testing, designing, implementing, and coordinating speech and language skills programs to meet the needs of students in the areas of articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, semantics, grammar/syntax, voice, fluency, auditory processing, and pragmatic language/social thinking.

Throughout the academic school year, the Speech and Language department offers individual and group speech and language services. Curriculum based semantic intervention is provided using a multisensory approach, visualization, and organizational strategies, such as graphic organizers.

The SLP’s collaborate with Prentice teachers regarding the needs of individual students. Speech and Language Pathologist occasionally provide in-class language lessons. When needed, they make referrals to community agencies: physicians, audiologist, and private Speech Language Pathologist. Both Speech Language Pathologist present in service seminars for staff and education workshops to parents.



Educational Assistive Technology

Educational Assistive Technology (EdAT) focuses on supporting the educational needs of individuals with learning differences. Examples of EdAT software include: word prediction, graphic writing organizers, text-to-speech, talking word processor, voice recognition, and math expression programs. Our EdAT Specialist works with students, teachers, and parents to provide both initial training as well as ongoing support.



Tutoring

We offer individual tutoring–all subjects, ages, for Prentice and non-Prentice students on subjects that include Language Arts, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, and more. Tutoring takes place on campus after school beginning at 3:30 PM.

Our tutors are highly qualified, understanding Prentice teachers, most of whom are Slingerland® trained. The tutoring can address homework, organizational issues, or the tutor can design a curriculum to address the specific needs of the student.

For more information, please contact our Tutoring Coordinator, Pam Gordon at pgordon@prentice.org or call 714.244.4600



Testing and Assessments

Often the first step to understanding if your student learns differently is to have them tested and assessed. Prentice offers a variety of assessments to evaluate your student’s strengths and weaknesses. The following areas may be assessed to help you understand your student’s learning styles.

  • Auditory / visual memory, perception, and discrimination
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Reading comprehension and fluency
  • Auditory, visual, and kinesthetic processing speed
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Integration of learning channels


Before and Afterschool care

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Prentice offers Before and After School Care for families. Students are engaged in a variety of activities including computers, homework help, educational games, art and crafts, and more!

  • Before school care hours are from 7 AM – 7:45 AM
  • Afterschool care hours are from 3:30 PM – 6 PM


Afterschool Clubs

Prentice offers a variety of afterschool clubs such as Keyboarding, Photography, Expressive Singing and Songwriting, LEGOS, Hip Hop, Running, Chess, Golf, Archery, homework, and Spanish to name a few.

Our afterschool clubs help students identify, encourage, and nurture their gifts and areas of strength. As students choose which clubs they would like to participate in, they begin to develop a heightened awareness of their learning strengths and challenges. Programs are administered by highly qualified teachers who share their personal strength and passion with the class making it a fun and successful club for all.



Library

A love for reading extends to our school’s library. It is the home for learning research and gaining information skills for readers of all ages. The library is full of age-appropriate resources in multiple formats to stimulate the imagination, find areas of strength and interest, and contribute to the classroom units of study. In addition to a large print selection of literature and reference materials, the library offers many videos, DVDs, and an online subscription catalog, allowing students to access the Prentice Library from their own computers.