These programs provide remedial, corrective, or developmental reading skill reinforcement for the students of Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School. Students are considered for these programs based on their performance in the Terra Nova Test, assessments given by the MCIU, and classroom teacher recommendation, and/or parental request. These services are coordinated with the classroom teacher to maximize reading, thinking, and learning potential.
Speech and Language Services Speech and language services are provided by Act 89 through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Children are selected to receive services when standards of sound production, fluency, language use, form, or content fall below normal standards for the child’s age and ability. Referrals for evaluations are initiated by staff, parents/guardians, or the children 13 themselves. Evaluation and therapy are only provided following the consent of the parent/guardian.
Reading and Math Services Remedial services are provided by Act 89 for students on those days authorized through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Students are considered for this program based upon classroom teacher recommendation, performance in the Terra Nova test, and informal diagnostic tests administered by the I.U. teacher. These services are coordinated with the classroom teacher to provide the maximum benefit for the student. Service is only provided following the consent of the parent /guardian.
Counseling and Psychological Services: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides counseling and psychological services through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The school counselor provides quality service to Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School community by consulting with the school administration, faculty, and parents/guardians regarding individual students. Both individual and group counseling are available to the students. The counselor recommends suitable referrals when needed. After appropriate consultation, individual students are eligible for educational and psychological testing. The school psychologist consults with the school administration, faculty, and parents/ guardians in order to prepare for the testing procedure. Following the testing, the school psychologist meets with the student’s parents/guardians to review the complete report. After parental permission is secured, the school psychologist shares recommendations with the school administration and the faculty in order to provide the student with the assistance needed.