The S.E.A.L. Foundation: Pathways Approach Program
The S.E.A.L. Foundation: Pathways Approach Program provides educational services, namely, providing program evaluations, creating and delivering custom-designed implementation plans, in-class coaching, and instruction through presentations, classes, tutoring, consultations, workshops, on-line non-downloadable and downloadable videos and simulations to parents, teachers, school administrators, school staff, and community members in the field of special education, specifically, learning differences in students from early childhood through 12th grade, and distribution of educational materials in connection therewith.
The S.E.A.L. Foundation provides professional development experiences that allow participants to engage in a simulation of what it feels like to have a learning difference and walk in the shoes of a student who learns differently. A deeper understanding of learning differences is attained by those involved in the simulations, specifically ADHD, dyslexia, autism, auditory processing disorders and differences related to executive functioning. Instructional strategies, such as modifications, accommodations and instructional practices (i.e. volume and pacing) are provided so all students can be taught and achieve success, regardless of how they learn.
In addition, our foundation provides teacher training on The Orton Gillingham Approach, as well as understanding brain function with workshops for teachers, parents, community members and students on neurodiversity.
An additional area of professional development that is available to teachers includes “ Transitioning Back To School After COVID” and “Social Emotional Learning.” Contact Lynne at The S.E.A.L. Foundation for an access code.
The second program the Foundation focuses on is advocacy work. Families of children with learning differences are provided tools and knowledge to navigate the complex and often cumbersome special education process. This service is extended to families regardless if their child attends a public or non-public school.
Summer Learning Experiences
The third program the Foundation funds is student participation in summer learning experiences. It is critical for students with learning differences to avoid a “summer slide” or prevent regression in their academic skill sets. Camps are identified that can meet the academic and social and emotional needs of children and the Foundation sponsors their participation in these summer learning experiences.