The Imago Dei School offers therapy services that together address the whole child and their special gifts and unique needs.
Early Intervention is a program designed to identify young children who may benefit from an individualized program to acquire the basic skills necessary for reading and academic success. This program provides pre-reading and reading instruction that addresses perceptual weaknesses in visual and/or auditory processing, directionality or difficulty with gross and/or fine motor activities.
NILD Educational Therapy®
NILD Educational Therapy® was developed to treat assumed, underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. It is a true therapy in that it aims the intervention just above the student’s level of functioning and raises the expectations for performance. Students are trained to view themselves as competent, confident learners. The goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is to help students develop tools of independent learning in the classroom and in life.
Grammar School students in NILD Educational Therapy® receive intensive educational therapy several times per week. This can either be in individual or small group settings. These sessions include a variety of techniques designed to address students’ specific areas of difficulty and to improve their overall ability to think, reason and process information. Techniques emphasize basic skill areas such as reading, writing, and math, applying reasoning skills within each area.
Students are taught by educational therapists, who are trained specially in NILD methodology and receive on-going graduate level training to NILD certification. Regular collaboration between the educational therapists, parents and classroom teachers is intended to assess student progress in order to help the student achieve their individual goals.