The LEAD Center, Ltd. treats each child as a unique case. Regardless of the disability, a student has many factors that control their capability to understand and ability to put that understanding to use. The goal of the Center is to determine this and harness the methods to educate and assist the child to function in society.
The LEAD Center, Ltd. enrollment team brings a potential student into the school and places that student in the most appropriate program. Each student is given a set of tests to help determine their grade level. The results are reviewed and key points are condensed into a student profile.
A student profile is a consolidation of the documentation about a student once they are enrolled. This summary of academic and psychological reports is utilized by counseling staff and case managers to develop strategies to help the student return to a public school.
The traditional special education classroom in the public school system combines students with different disabilities and all students are typically taught by using similar methods. The LEAD Center, Ltd. separates students by ability level, instead of age or grade, and sets up 4-6 student learning centers to better meet their specific needs by individualizing teaching methods.
Curriculum The LEAD Center, Ltd. has an activity based learning curriculum. This curriculum allows educators to spend more time differentiating instruction that is based on the Standards of Learning (SOL). Students are graded according to their academic ability level.