In the Upper School, Learning Specialists collaborate with faculty to support student learning and promote teaching strategies that benefit a range of learning styles. They also offer support sessions for students with documented learning differences, and students who demonstrate a need for additional support, including writing, reading comprehension or the development of executive functioning (organization, time management, planning and execution). Upper School Learning Specialists also teach Academic Workshop, which is offered during Collaborative. This workshop is open to all Upper School students who wish to join and focuses on a specific study strategy or organizational skill each week. The goal of all Resource Department work is to help students better understand their unique learning profiles and learn how to confidently advocate for themselves at Spence and beyond.