The Learning Center

The Learning Center offers educational therapy to help students strengthen cognitive and perceptual skills under the auspices of the National Institute of Learning Development.

Two Approaches to Dealing with Learning Difficulties

Compensation Intervention and Direct Intervention 
The most common approach to learning difficulties is “Compensation”.  This method helps students work around their deficit areas by utilizing their strengths.  In an academic setting, this usually takes the form of tutoring and classroom modifications such as un-timed tests and reduced workload. Compensation allows students to succeed with outside help, but leaves them limited in what they can do on their own.

“Direct intervention” helps students strengthen their areas of deficit so they are no longer handicapped by them. Teaching students HOW to learn allows students the eventual freedom of succeeding on their own as independent learners.

Both approaches are generally necessary in dealing effectively with learning difficulties. Compensation allows students to succeed academically until the necessary skills are developed for independence. Direct Intervention and the resulting competence and confidence, allow students to gain the skills needed to become independent learners for a lifetime. NILD Educational Therapy® is a direct, language based intervention for students with learning difficulties. It is similar to occupational and speech therapies in that it also works to strengthen students’ weak areas.

  • Assessments
  • Student Learning Profile (SLP)
  • Educational Therapy
  • SEARCH and Teach therapy
  • Feuerstein Enrichment Therapy (FIE)
  • After School Academics (ASA)
  • Tutoring (one-on-one)
  • Academic Support (one-on-one)
  • Specialized Instruction

Our Therapy

NILD Educational Therapy

Designed for grade 2 through adults. This intervention addresses perceptual and cognitive deficits. Given twice weekly in 80 minute sessions.

Educational Therapy 2

This is a shortened version of the 80 minute therapy intervention. This program is 45 minutes long, offered twice a week. 

Teach Therapy

Teach therapy is an early intervention for young learners. It provides identification and remediation for kindergarten and first grade students. It is given twice weekly in 40 minute sessions. 

Our goal is to make a student aware of his own thinking process.  

Our Certification

Educational Therapists are certified by the National Institute for Learning Development based in Norfolk, VA. NILD is an accredited institution for post-secondary education.

Services We Offer

After School Academics (ASA)

Classroom teachers provide academic support and homework help for all students after school until 4:00 Monday – Friday. There is no charge for this support.

Tutoring  

Tutors assist children aged Kindergarten through 12th grade in the development of academic and study skills. Tutors engage in academic activities with selected students either one-on-one or with small groups.

Tutors will collaborate with The Learning Center and teaching faculty to assess student  needs and how best to address them.

Academic Support (Prescriptive Teaching)

One-on-one sessions are offered to enhance study skills, organization, awareness of learning style differences, and to provide assistance in specific content areas and/or written expression. The student comes during his study hall period or after school.

Specialized Instruction

Specialized Instruction is specifically designed instruction that has been adapted appropriately to meet the needs of an individual student. This individualized instruction may be modified in content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to adequately address the unique needs of the student and, to ensure the student gains access to the general curriculum in such a way that the child can meet the …standards…that apply to all children. 
The focus of the specialized instructor is to help the student learn the same things that are being taught in the classroom, but in a more individualized way.

Search Diagnostic Assessment

An individual scan designed to identify children vulnerable to learning problems and to provide a clear profile of strengths and weaknesses in neuropsychological skills that are basic in learning how to read, write, and spell. 

Woodcock-Johnson Assessment

A complete battery of psycho-educational tests is conducted on each learner and used to identify areas of cognitive strengths and patterns of weaknesses. A formal evaluation is given to determine if the individual is a candidate for NILD Educational Therapy® 

(SLP) Student Learning Profile

A plan of action based on the student’s individual learning needs, the SLP states the agreed upon accommodations/modifications the faculty will implement for the student in response to a diagnosis or Psycho-Educational assessment.