Resource Room OverviewTrinity is a school that values students as individuals and takes pride in offering a curriculum that meets the needs of children who exhibit challenges while learning in traditional settings. In order to enable a Christian education for all students, support services are made available to those who have an IEP service plan in place, as well as others with needs as determined by a physician or other professional staff. Trinity has a learning resource classroom serviced by a certified special education teacher. There is no additional fee for Resource Room use.
Early Literacy Intervention
Through research we know that children have different learning styles and learn at different rates. This is also the case with learning to read. Some children require additional support in early literacy through differentiated intervention instruction within a small group setting to become a successful reader. A multisensory approach will be utilized incorporating visual, auditory, tactile (touch), and kinesthetic (muscle movement) learning pathways. Research has proven that this approach, rooted in Orton-Gillingham methodology, moves students' learning from short-term to long-term memory by reorganizing the brain. This service is offered to you through our Resource Room here at Trinity.
- Targeted instruction based off small group mastery of concepts
- Weekly 3-part review drills for automaticity
- Multisensory activity for each new concept
- Decoding skills - reading
- Encoding skills - spelling
- Guided oral reading of controlled text for each new skill taught
Other special education services include speech therapy, which is provided by the Utica Community Schools (UCS) on a weekly basis, and psychological testing which is also available and provided by Utica Community Schools if requested by the school and/or parents.
The Program Service Goals are:
- To facilitate the mainstreaming process for students with special learning needs.
- To further develop the student's strengths to compensate for his/her weaknesses.
- To assist teachers and parents in understanding and instructing children with special learning needs.
- To develop the student's confidence and positive feelings of self-worth.
- To improve and/or enrich academic skills.
- To assist students in learning about Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.