Support Services

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Taipei American School’s Student Support Services Department provides a range of services to maximize each student’s social, emotional, and academic growth. The following programs are offered to Taipei American School students:

  • Reading Specialist Services (KA-5)
  • Academic Support Services (KA -12)
  • Speech/Language Services (KA-12)
  • School Counseling (KA-12)
  • Psychological Services (KA-12)

Academic Support Program
The Academic Support Program provides a variety of services for students with mild learning differences who need support in order to master grade level curriculum. The Academic Support Program provides individual and small group instruction aimed at strengthening academic abilities, executive skills, and self-advocacy. Alternative instructional strategies and testing accommodations are also provided to students who demonstrate specific academic or information processing deficits.

Reading Specialist Services KA-5
Reading support services provides support for students who are reading below the reading expectations of the grade level. For those students struggling to access print, we have small groups or one-on-one lessons designed to improve reading skills in decoding, fluency, and comprehension.

Speech and Language Program KA-12
The Speech and Language Program offers services for students from Kindergarten A through Grade 12. The areas of remediation may include voice, articulation, fluency, or oral language. Vocabulary, grammar, listening skills, comprehension strategies, and the organization of ideas may also be addressed. In addition, verbal reasoning, problem-solving strategies or social language may be emphasized, depending upon each student's unique learning needs.

Mental Health Support
Taipei American School’s counselors and psychologists provide individual and small group counseling and consult with parents and teachers. More information on the school counseling program can be found through the link on the left. In addition, school psychologists conduct classroom observations, individual psychological evaluations, and behavioral assessments.