Services

LASARD has taken what we have learned from our 13 year track record of success in Louisiana schools and created an array of services. Our services can be customized to meet your individual needs and will be supported by our Louisiana-based staff. LASARD is included in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Partnership for Success guide, as one of the vetted vendors school systems can choose to provide professional support for educating students with disabilities. If a school is designated UIR for students with disabilities, LDOE funding for our services may be requested via the Super App. For more information about partnership services, including customized packages and add-ons, contact us.

Sample Partnership Services:

Comprehensive District Package: Building Capacity

Our comprehensive district package builds capacity of district teams to support schools and teachers across the school system. Package includes: District needs assessment and action plan development, up to 5 customized training events, facilitation of up to 8 monthly team meetings, up to 26 job-embedded coaching sessions, end of year data review, access to online resource, and unlimited email or phone access to a LASARD facilitator.

Comprehensive School Package: Unlocking the Key to School Success

Our comprehensive school package builds capacity in school leaders to support students with disabilities by creating ongoing opportunities for professional learning and coaching. Package includes: team action planning session, up to 5 training events, facilitation of up to 8 monthly team meetings, up to 18 job-embedded coaching sessions, and access to online resources.

School Support Package: Professional Learning is the BIG Idea

Our school support package increases educator effectiveness in selecting and implementing strategies that support student needs. Package components include: Initial meeting to identify school training needs and priorities; up to 2 training events with a focus on environment, communication, functional skills, or executive functioning; 10 follow-up job-embedded coaching sessions.

Communities of Practice (CoP): Conversations that Lead to Solutions

Engage groups of educators with similar needs in continuous learning. Up to 6 facilitated CoP sessions for educators at your school or district. Each CoP session will consist of a short content presentation and a solution focused case study component.

Online Education: Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Access our web resources to help you identify and implement effective strategies for diverse learners. Resources include: online courses and lessons, demonstration videos, strategy guides, and downloadable resources exclusive to subscribers. Continuing Learning Units (CLUs) are available upon completion of online courses.

Additional services related to virtual learning:

Webinar and Follow Up Coaching

Engage your school or district educators in 90-minute live online training and interactive activities. Package includes one training event in one of the topics below for up to 60 educators and 2 follow-up coaching sessions (up to 1 hour each) for a small group or individual to support implementation of strategies discussed.

Coaching with Families in Virtual Formats
Increasing Student Engagement and Participation in Virtual Formats
Supporting Organization and Structure in Virtual Formats

Communities of Practice (CoP): Conversations that Lead to Solutions

Engage groups of educators with similar needs in continuous learning. Up to 3 facilitated online CoP sessions for up to 8 educators in your school or district. Each CoP session will consist of a short content presentation and a solution-focused case study component. Choose from a topic below (each topic consists of 3 separate sessions) or discuss with your facilitator other CoP topic options:

Coaching with Families in Virtual Formats
Increasing Student Engagement and Participation in Virtual Formats
Supporting Organization and Structure in Virtual Formats

Teacher Consultation: Coaching on the Job

Support teachers with specific issues related to continuous learning. A facilitator will help a teacher develop an individualized plan to support student learning during distance learning. Package includes: 2 coaching sessions (1 planning and 1 follow-up) for up to an hour each and written follow-up plan.

Available add-on services:

  • Observation of online lesson and feedback to teacher
  • Create model of learning supports specific to a student (i.e., visual schedule, social narrative, etc.)
  • Family consultation – meet with family member(s) along with educator(s) to develop collaborative learning plan
  • Additional 1 hour coaching session