Learning Support

AISN is a Mainstream schools with an individual SEN provision

Children with special needs are fully integrated into mainstream classrooms when beneficial to their overall academic and emotional learning, but may have a specially qualified member of staff who assists them in class one-to-one or as part of a group. Students may leave the regular class to attend smaller, more intensive sessions outside the general classroom as needed. These students may have between 3-7 sessions per week either individually or in small groups depending on the individual needs of the student. There may be additional sessions given for emotional and social learning programs on a case by case basis.

Educational and Learning Support Services

The Learning Support Department at American International School of Niamey exists to meet the diverse needs reflected in the student population by providing specialized instruction, advisory services, and academic and learning support to eligible students. AISN strives to provide the highest quality education, meeting students at their point of need and teaching them in the least restrictive environment.

Types of Support we Offer

  • SEAL (Significantly English as an Additional Language) Support is designed for students who may be enrolled in our school with very little or no English proficiency and will have significate difficulty due to language. They will have up to 3-7 lessons per week, in small groups to begin at basic foundation level English and work towards intermediate proficiency. Students are evaluated on their level of progression every 3 months. (There is an additional fee for SEAL support see table below)

    EAL (English as an Additional Language) Mainstream Academic Support is designed for students, at no extra cost, who have moderate English proficiency needs; social language but not at an age appropriate level in academic language that is needed to be successful across the curriculum. These students will have 2-3 lessons per week in one to one or small group sessions.

    SEN Refers to students with identified special educational needs. Support for SEN students may fall under the category of learning support and may include but is not limited to learning disabilities such as Autism, Aspergers, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

    TESTING Support provides testing services for students in some general areas. These include MAP (measure of academic progress), KBIT2 Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Brigance Math and Reading Comprehension, GL Assessments: Rapid, LASS, Cops Dyslexia screeners, Autism/Aspergers questionnaires and screeners, Caroline Bowen Speech Quick Screener, Ergo and Alberta K-12 EAL baseline tests. Additional testing service may be done through an outside provider at an additional cost.

    ACADEMIC SUPPORT  is designed for students who do not have an identified learning disability but need some extra support is specific areas. These disabilities can include but are not limited to, speech, vision loss, hearing loss, subject specific language acquisition support, or working on specific subject weaknesses, study or organizational skills. Academic support services are covered within the regular tuition costs.

    GIFTED AND TALENTED support is designed for students who have been identified as gifted and talented and need additional support or extended instruction. G&T support services may include the development of an ILP, alternate or additional subject content support, 3-5 pullout lessons per week depending upon available resources.. G&T support services are addressed on a case by case basis (dependent on resources) and may or may not be covered within the regular tuition costs.

    LEARNING SUPPORT is designed for students who have an identified learning disability and need extra, specialized support outside of the classroom. These disabilities could include but are not limited to; Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Hearing Loss, language and speech disorders, and social emotional difficulties. AISN can support SEN students with Autism, Aspergers, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

    The admission of any student to a support program is on a case by case basis and is determined by resources available at the time of enrolment. 

Fee Table

  Included in Tuition Additional Fee
Academic Support X  
In School Testing X  
EAL/Academic Support X  
SEAL Support   X
Learning Support (SEN)   X
Educational Psychologist Testing   X


(Fees based on 35 weeks - 181 school days)
EAL/ACADEMIC SUPPORT ……………….........…..… (3-5) sessions per week………. $0.00 per annum
ACADEMIC SUPPORT…………......… (3) sessions per week……….… $0.00 per annum
SEAL SUPPORT……….………….........… (5 - 7) sessions per week……. $4,900.00 per annum
LEARNING SUPPORT (SEN) ……. (5 - 7) sessions per week….... $4,900.00 per annum
OUTSIDE AND E.P. TESTING……Fees to be determined between parents and outside resources
For more information on learning support at AISN please email Ms. Elona Bastion at <elona.bastion@aisniamey.org>

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