The Discovery Program is designed to assist students who may learn differently. The program treats the underlying causes of learning challenges, rather than just the symptoms. The goal of the program is to help students develop tools and strategies to become independent, lifelong learners.
Educational Therapy is provided in a one-on-one type setting, small group, or inclusion within the classroom setting. Depending on the individual need, the student will receive, at a minimum of one forty-five minute or two 45-minutes sessions of intensive one-on-one therapy per week. During these sessions, the educational therapist uses a variety of techniques designed to address the student’s specific areas of difficulty and to improve their overall ability to think, reason, and process information. Students may work on reading, difficult lessons, or organizational skills for projects.
Students transferring into CISP with an IEP, 504 Plan, or other modification plans, may be required to be a part of the Discovery Program to ensure that the modifications are followed and monitored. Teachers may not modify the curriculum (change academic expectations) for a student unless that student is in the Discovery Program. If parents feel accommodations (supports and services to help students learn) are necessary, they may make arrangements to discuss this with the Principal and/or Supplemental Services Coordinator. Additional testing may be required by a licensed professional.
Unfortunately at this time CISP is unable to offer the Discovery program. Discovery/NILD will be available again, when we have a qualified teacher to lead to this program with excellence.