Northeast Christian Academy provides a Special Needs Learning Center that is designed, staffed and equipped to administer learning assistance to students that have been clinically diagnosed with special learning difficulties or needs. Some of the students with needs that we can accommodate are those with Asperger’s, Dyslexia, mild Autism, PDD-NOS, and ADHD. Most of the students receive one on one instruction with a trained teacher and a specialized curriculum. Students that attend the Learning Center are scheduled for a regular period of instruction each day. This instruction time is normally an hour per session and the student may also attend more than one session a day. Each student is provided an assessment and then given instruction according to the individual’s learning need. After assessments and diagnosis are conducted the student’s primary method of regular classroom instruction is also evaluated and modifications are made much as possible if so needed. Prior to the placement of any student in the Learning Center the parents are required to meet with the Principal and the Learning Center Administrator. This is to ensure that the Learning Center is capable of assisting and meeting that student’s individual learning need. We consider each student on a case by case basis and we make no guarantee of success. Experience has demonstrated that in most cases students do make great improvement. There is an additional cost for Learning Center instruction and even though most students in the Learning Center are Northeast Christian Academy students; students other than students currently attending Northeast Christian Academy may also apply. Please call the school office at 915-755-1155 for more information or to schedule an appointment or a tour of the facility.
Northeast Christian Academy is pleased to introduce a new program for special needs children. The Program is titled “Fast for Words” and is an interactive, online program which not only benefits our special needs students but all students wishing to improve their reading skills to include ESL (English as Second Language) students. For beginning students, it increases phonemic awareness which is the building blocks for phonics. As the progress comprehension is stressed. There are also segments on grammar and sequencing in the language series. Student learn as they interact with “computer game” type environment and colorful animation. Teachers and parents are kept up to date with their child’s progress through email progress reports. Students can also take extra sessions at home and accelerate their progress if parents and teachers set the program up on their home computer. Students get “real time” individual help for beginning readers through Middle School levels. The Program also records the student’s voice for tracking progress.