Diane Jarvis, Learning Disability Teacher Consultant
What is a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant?
The Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant is a master teacher who functions in the school environment as an educational diagnostician, instructional programmer, Child Study Team member, educational consultant and instructional leader.
The LDT-C must have the professional preparation to make assessments, analyses, and classifications of students’ learning differences; understand and implement special education law; plan and facilitate delivery of programs for children with learning differences; transfer specific and successful instructional techniques to classroom teachers through consultation, collaboration, and in-service education; and effectively communicate with parents, teachers and administrators.
An educational assessment shall be the responsibility of a learning disabilities teacher consultant employed by Plumsted School District. It shall include observations of the student in other than a testing session, review of the student’s educational history, conferences with the student’s teacher(s), and an evaluation and analysis of the student’s academic performance and learning characteristics.