A progressive K-12 education for twice exceptional (2e) students.
What's Happening @thelangschool
WHAT LANG PARENTS SAY…
“Lang is a life saver. They recognize our child’s strengths and build on them. They recognize his areas of challenge and help him work on those.They’ve created a safe space that he looks forward to going to every day. It is better than we ever hoped for. It has changed all of our lives.”
A tailored multi-disciplinary plan is created to target each child’s unique needs in a classroom context, where extensive enrichment and acceleration options complement our robustly differentiated curriculum for grades K through 7. We employ evidence-based practices — OTMP/OST, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), Zones of Regulation, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), daily report cards & more, as needed — to develop self-awareness and self-regulated learning.
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL
We prepare 6th to 12th graders for college by incorporating their unique needs and passions into each school day, offering early opportunities for the development of individual talents, which keeps motivation at the heart of each school day. Our integrated interventions include OTMP/OST (to develop executive functions), SRSD, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), CPS & more, as needed. In BASIS classes, students receive academic acceleration or support 1:1 from content-area specialists.
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) & Academic Supports
To promote the development of domain-specific skills and to focus on the social-emotional challenges particular to twice-exceptionality, our social emotional learning (SEL) and academic support specialists meet with students individually and in groups throughout the day — pushing into or leading classes for 1:1 in vivo support and didactic learning, as well as pulling out individual students, pairs, and small groups, including during lunch and recess. Our flexible menu of integrated and 1:1 empirically validated interventions are delivered by school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, Orton-Gillingham certified learning specialists, executive functioing coaches, and gifted/special education-trained content area specialists in order to develop our students’ skills both in and beyond the classroom.
Twice-exceptional students often display a tendency toward perfectionism but, with the right mix of SEL and academic supports, our students are able to develop more balanced expectations of themselves and to stay motivated about learning and school.