Educational Support Services

The goal of the Educational Support Services program is to encourage students in their growth as learners by helping them develop life-long learning skills. In partnership with teachers and parents, the directors of the program craft individualized learning plans, meet with students for check-ins as needed, and act as liaisons between home, school, and outside support. The directors also provide referrals to specialists for educational and developmental assessment. The program is not a special education program; rather, the program encourages students to use the community of inquiry model as a means to self-advocacy.

Resources

ONLINE RESOURCES

ACT-Testing Support

ADHD- Dr. Russell Barkley

All Kinds of Minds 

Association of Educational Therapists (AET)  

ADDitude-Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD 

Dyslexia & Creativity

Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.) 

College Board Testing

College Information for Students with Disabilities  

Executive Functioning- Dr. Thomas Brown

International Dyslexia Association  

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) 

Learning Ally - Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Learning Disabilities and Motivation- Dr. Rick Lavoie

Mindfulness

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) 

Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania  

Resiliency and Mindsets- Dr. Robert Brooks

Rethinking Dyslexia 

Uniquely Gifted


BOOKS

When the Brain Can’t Hear: Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.

Raising Resilient Children  : Robert Brooks, Ph.D.

The Power of Resilience:  Achieving Balance, Confidence & Personal Strength –Robert Brooks, Ph.D.

The Social Neuroscience of Education: Louis Cozolino, Ph.D.

Reading in the Brain – The New Science of How We Read: Stanislas Dehaene

Smart but Scattered Teens: Richard Guare, PhD., Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Colin Guare

Driven to Distraction - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Raising Cain:  Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys - Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

The Myth of Laziness - Mel Levine, M.D.

Motivation Breakthrough -  Richard Lavoie

Blessings of a Skinned Knee -  Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.

Raising Ophelia – Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

The Optimistic Child: Martin Seligman, PhD.

Overcoming Dyslexia - Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

The Complete IEP Guide:  How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child – Lawrence M. Siegel

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What accommodations are available to Campbell Hall students?

A: Campbell Hall offers accommodations and interventions through the Educational Support Services department.  Some of the more common accommodations include 50% additional time on assessments, preferential seating, use of a computer, use of a calculator, attentional signals and large print tests and quizzes.  Accommodations that are not available include one to one class room aides, private room testing or oral testing. 

Q: How does a student receive accommodations at Campbell Hall?

A: The first step is to meet either with Courtney Behrenhausen (grades K-8) or Julie Scurry (grades 9-12.)   During that meeting, possible accommodations and interventions can be discussed.  In general, a psycho-educational evaluation is necessary for long term formal accommodations such as use of extended time.

Q: How does a student use accommodations?

A: If a student is eligible for accommodations, the student will meet with either Dr. Behrenhausen or Mrs. Scurry to discuss how to access and make the most of the accommodations.

Q: What is the best way to find a tutor?

A: If you believe that your student would benefit from a tutor, or other outside support such as educational therapy, please contact Dr. Behrenhausen (grades K-8) or Mrs. Scurry to get referrals.  Dr. Behrenhausen and Mrs. Scurry will also be happy to facilitate communication between outside support and the classroom teachers. 

Q: How does a student apply for accommodations on standardized tests?

A: For information on how to apply for accommodations on standardized tests such as the PSATS, SATs, ACTs or AP exams, please click here:  (PLEASE INSERT LINK for Accommodations for Standardized Exams)   For accommodations on ERBs administered in grades 3-8, please contact Dr. Behrenhausen.

Contact Us

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Dr. Courtney Behrenhausen
Educational Support Services, K-8
818.505.5384

behrenc@campbellhall.org

Courtney Behrenhausen started her journey at Campbell Hall as a history teacher and later as Junior High Dean. She created the position of Director of Educational Support Services in 2001. Courtney is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A. in English and Political Science), Loyola Law School (J.D.) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PsyD).

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Julie Scurry, L.C.S.W.
Educational Support Services, 9-12
818.505.2429

scurryj@campbellhall.org

Julie Scurry, L.C.S.W. returns to Campbell Hall after graduating with the Class of ’97. She has worked extensively with students with learning differences since graduating from USC (B.A. Creative Writing, Minor Cinema T.V.) in 2001. Julie also attended NYU (M.S.W.) and earned her clinical hours as a counselor at a school for students with a variety of learning styles in NYC. She was previously at Park Century School in Culver City.