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Who does the CATS Center support?

CATS provides services to all students who have submitted appropriate documentation indicating a learning disability or ADHD to the Director of the CATS center.  The ideal time to provide documentation is prior to entrance at SI.  Currently enrolled students may join our caseload throughout the year except for in Quarter 2 or Quarter 4.  This also includes students who may have an injury or concussion. 
The CATS center also supports all Wildcats who need academic support in time management, studying techniques, peer tutoring, organizational skills and self-advocacy. 

Joining the Caseload

Students and parents who would like more information about completing academic testing to rule in/out a learning difference or ADHD, may contact us for referrals and recommendations. 
Families setting up accommodations may contact the Director of CATS to establish a timeline and academic support plan for your individual student's needs.  Families should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to substantiate this request. Documentation must be provided in order to join our caseload.  "Bridge" accommodations are not provided while students are in the testing process.  A diagnosis should be presented prior to receiving a learning plan with CATS. Acceptable forms of documentation include, but are not limited to:
  • Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medical Documentation

Timeline to Accommodations:

Following the receipt of documentation, with input from the student and family, the CATS Director will compose and implement a Learning Profile for the student.  This accommodation plan will be approved in a meeting with the student and family prior to being distributed to the student's current teachers.

**Accommodation requests for AP exams must be completed by mid-January per the CollegeBoard.**

Timing For Tests

  • Standard Time
  • 50% Extended Time

Common Accommodations - but not limited to

  • Secure computer access
  • Marking responses on the test
  • 4 function calculator
  • Oral Testing
  • Distraction free testing environment
  • Speech to text dictation
  • Noise cancelling headphones to eliminate distraction
  • Assistive technology devices and software
  • Human Reader
  • SAT/ACT Accommodations, if approved by the agencies themselves