Learner Support


"Teach a child according to his way and when he is old he will not depart from it”

(Proverbs 22:6)

Our Learner Support team provides academic support to students who have diagnosed learning differences or who are experiencing learning challenges in the classroom. Through a team approach, Akiba provides the optimal resources for students to develop academically.

Undocumented Learning Differences: A student who is identified through progress-monitoring as needing additional classroom support will receive a Student Support Plan. The learning support team will act as the liaison between the student and teacher. It may include but is not limited to providing an environment with fewer distractions in order to re-teach necessary skills. The support team will provide help with study skills, organizational skills and support and training for the classroom teacher to enable differentiation instruction within the classroom.

Documented Learning Differences: A student may receive accommodations to assist with equal access to learning if a documented challenge to learning is present. A medical or psycho educational testing battery is required and must be provided before a Formal Education Plan (FEP) can be written and implemented. For those lower school students diagnosed with dyslexia, Akiba Academy will provide language therapy with a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist.

Our Learner Support Team:

Shannon Katz, Dyslexia Therapist

Paula Winslow, Learning Specialist

Tova Reifman, Learning Specialist

Israel Rov, Hebrew Support

Alejandra Guzman, Math Support

Need more information? Contact us at 214.295.3400 or info@akibaacademy.org.