Pathways to Success at Our Lady of Divine Providence School

Our Lady of Divine Providence School has used current brain science to develop an integrated, mind-body approach to student learning.

Our commitment to individual needs begins with training for the whole faculty in differentiated methods and techniques.  They incorporate this training by developing multi-sensory activities designed to appeal to visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles.  Their hands-on activities are enhanced by computer programs available to all students, such as Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Type to Learn and IPad mobile labs.  Specific grades have access to Reflex Math, and Hatch tablets.

If students begin to struggle academically, they may qualify for additional services such as Catapult tutoring in reading and math, conference period tutorial in Middle School, reading tutorial in lower grades, small group instruction, and Project Read assistance.

Students diagnosed with specific learning challenges such as ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia, qualify for applicable minor adjustments, Learning Success help that includes activities designed to improve focus, hand-eye coordination, visual and auditory memory and discrimination, cross lateral and large muscle movement. Speech and Occupational therapy from Jefferson Parish are available for those who qualify for those services.

For students who require still further assistance based on testing and formal educational evaluation, adjustments may be made to the curriculum.  These include placement in smaller classes, reduced workload requirements, and schedule modifications.

Advanced students are identified and offered a self-study program that allows them to develop deeper understanding in areas of interest under the supervision of a mentoring teacher.

In addition to ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia, Divine Providence also serves children with dyscalcula, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Receptive/Expressive Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, working memory difficulties, Speech/Auditory Processing, as well as OCD/ODD, and anxiety and mood disorders.

All of these different pathways are integrated into a unified program that offers the opportunity for success to all students. In keeping with our mission to develop each child to his or her full potential, they are challenged and encouraged to “be the best that they can be”.