Junior Kindergarten through Second Grade is a time of varied developmental growth. The learning specialist supports teachers in these grades in identifying, supporting, and assessing students as needed. Parents, teachers, counselors, and the learning specialist engage in regular communication regarding students who are having difficulty and may be displaying signs of a possible learning difference. Together, the learning specialist, counselors, and teachers collaborate to differentiate and create interventions for teachers to use in the classroom. At times, additional help may be needed and parents are able to independently contract with speech therapists, tutors, and other providers.