Beth Spicer Jack

Heritage Elementary School’s kindergarten team—which includes a school psychologist, speech pathologist, and a paraprofessional—learn about neurodevelopment and associated learning difficulties. The team devises a developmental learning profile for each student, and assesses learning in such areas as language comprehension, speech articulation, and phonological awareness. After analyzing these data, the team develops strategies for individual interventions and modifies their instruction to strengthen brain development.