How LASE Serves Students
Lutheran Association for Special Education currently provides special education and related services to nearly 200 students, including special education resource support and speech and language therapy for students with mild disabilities. Other educational resources instead of LASE are suggested for students with significant disabilities or students that need support from a para-professional.
Over the years, thousands of children’s lives have been impacted by the ministry of LASE.
If you would like more information about our services or wish to talk about how we might meet the needs of your child, please call the LASE office at (314) 268-1234.
Students with mild disabilities and special learning needs who require ongoing assistance in specific subjects may attend a Resource Room within a Lutheran school. The special education teacher provides individualized instruction using appropriate resources and materials to stimulate interest and assure success. In this way, students with special learning needs receive an individualized academic program while enjoying the benefits of learning with their peers in the general education classroom for a majority of each day.
An application for scholarships for special education tuition (Resource Room and speech/language therapy) is available through the joint Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA)/LASE scholarship application form.
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Speech & Language Therapy Services
Speech and language services are provided by licensed speech and language pathologists. Following screening and evaluation, an individualized program is designed by the speech pathologist to meet the specific needs of each child.
Some of the areas addressed by the speech pathologist include speech production, voice, fluency, language processing or comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, social language, and phonological awareness for reading and spelling.
The speech pathologist works closely with the general education teacher, the resource teacher if indicated, and the parents so that the therapy program may be reinforced in the classroom and at home.
Educational Consultant Services
If students exhibit mild learning problems, an Educational Resource Consultant from LASE can work jointly with students, parents, and the classroom teacher to plan appropriate strategies or interventions for academic success within the classroom.
In this way, students receives the special attention they need, along with the benefits of full inclusion with their typically developing peers.
The Learning Connection provides one-on-one tutoring for students in need of homework support, academic remediation, phonemic awareness, and a full range of speech and language services.
The Learning Connection services are provided after school hours and during the summer at a mutually agreeable location for families and the tutor.
For more information, please contact the LASE office at (314) 268-1234.