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Learning Centers

Oak Hall School is dedicated to supporting the academic success of all students. Through the Learning Center, our Teaching and Learning Specialists working in collaboration with faculty, support staff, and students’ families to create a supportive environment that allows students to reach their individual potential.  Because the developmental, cognitive, and emotional needs of students vary as students progress through school, individual Teaching and Learning Specialists serve students in either the Lower, Middle, and Upper schools to support students through the entirety of their enrollment at Oak Hall School.  Faculty within the Learning Center function as a team to align procedures, develop and enact professional development experiences, and examine the effectiveness of their work.

The goals of the Oak Hall Learning Center are to:

  • reduce gaps between student academic performance and potential; 
  • provide multi-sensory reading instruction;
  • teach students strategies toward becoming independent, responsible learners;
  • provide support and education for Oak Hall families;
  • provide resources and learning opportunities that empower teachers and staff to further their individual professional growth.

Information and Resources

Who Uses the Learning Center?

  • Students who want to learn organizational and time management skills.
  • Students who what to develop a deeper understanding of how they learn in order to reach their academic potential.
  • Students who would like to build their confidence as a learner.
  • Students who have questions about how strategies to support their individual learning needs. 
  • Teachers who want to collaborate with students and Learning Specialists to employ evidence-based  instructional methodologies and learn together about how to optimize student achievement. 

Academic Accommodations Policy

For specific questions regarding your child's eligibility or accommodations, please contact the Teaching & Learning Specialist for your school. 

Available Accommodations

Accommodations provided through the Learning Center are reasonable and appropriate as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The list below outlines general accommodations provided within the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.  All accommodations may not be appropriate for all students based on their development, diagnosis, or individual needs, so it is important to work closely with your child's Teaching and Learning Specialist to create an Accommodation Plan.

Reasonable and appropriate accommodation refers to the provision of conditions and equipment that provide students with disabilities with a reasonable opportunity to participate equitably in the academic environment, unless the provision would cause undue burden to the school.  Appropriate accommodations may be coordinated with cooperating teachers, students and families through the Learning Center to meet the individual needs of each student with an appropriately documented disability. 







Quick Links to Resources for Students and Families

Teen Experience

What is ADHD?

Dyslexia & the Brain

Quick Links to Resources for Teachers


As we are filling our toolboxes with resources to support the needs of all learners at Oak Hall, here is one place to look for classroom accommodations that can be implemented in your classes right away.  

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Students with Learning and Attention Issues

Teaching Strategies

High-Leverage Practices

Click here to go to the IRIS free professional development website.  This source has a number of straightforward professional development modules for teacher to access any time! 

Sue Hendricks

Lower School Teaching and Learning Specialist

Susan Swiderski

Middle School Teaching and Learning Specialist

Michael Fernandes

Upper School Teaching and Learning Specialist

Lorraine Sills

Lower School Teaching and Learning Specialist

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
― E.M. Forster

Exciting News!

Thanks to the Patti Shively Foundation, we now have Learning Specialists available to serve students in all three divisions. We are so grateful for their support. 

Missed a Coffee Talk? Check out the PowerPoints of our past presentations! 

Coffee Talk: Language Skills and Academic and Social Success

Coffee Talk: Working Together to Ensure Success

Coffee Talk: What is Dyslexia

Coffee Talk: Supporting Literacy at Home

Free Learning Opportunities for Families and Educators!

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. Counties Served by CARD-UF Gainesville: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union If you live in a different county in Florida, find your CARD here.