With the ever-increasing diagnosis of children with learning challenges, there is a growing need for a child-centric learning space that is more flexible, more relevant, and more accepting of different personalities, different abilities, different intelligences, and different learning styles.
Within Voyagers’ Community School we offer Individualized Education Services that provides progressive, inclusive, personalized, academically-rich support to the widest range of students with learning challenges. Children in this program attend Voyagers’ Community School classes alongside their peers. They, with guidance provided by specialists, have their needs met through project-based, experiential and holistic approaches. Children receiving education services, through individualized planning and ongoing support, CAN and WILL learn in a proven loving and supportive environment that believes in every child’s ability to shine.
The Individual Education Services Program supports those who have the following and related challenges:
- School, Generalized and other Anxiety Disorders
- Executive Function
- Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- ADHD and other neurological challenges
Children receiving Individual Educational Services learn about their specific learning style – including both strengths and challenges. They learn how to work effectively, build specific skills, and discover meaningful strategies to ensure success throughout their lives.
Working with a student and family, our learning specialists develop a specifically tailored service plan that provides a blend of 1:1, small group and large group/classroom support and instruction to fit the needs of students, most often while in our classrooms and outdoor spaces. Design to be inclusive, services are delivered by qualified staff in such fields as Special Education, Psychology, Wilson Reading, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Continuous Evaluation, Collaboration, and Communication
Each child’s support team includes faculty, staff, parents, and where involved, outside service providers. An individualized plan is collaboratively developed and continuously revised through observation, interviews and on-going analyses. As part of the collaborative process and through coaching, the team, including, the student, help set both long and short-term goals and celebrate successes.
Formal communication with parents regarding each student’s progress occurs through a digital portfolio, informal communication, and quarterly meetings.
To learn more about the Individualized Education Faculty and Staff click here.