(Successful Techniques for Educational Progress)
Center is Grace Christian Academy of Maryland
resource program. It is designed to help
students who are having learning difficulties in
the regular classroom. There are five programs
available through the S.T.E.P. Center: Tutoring,
Accountability, Search & Teach, Language
Therapy, and NILD Therapy. The goal of each of
these programs is independence and success in
the classroom and in life. There is an
additional cost for each of these programs.
Individualized and group tutoring
are available for students who experience
temporary difficulties in a core subject area.
Tutoring is contracted on an hourly basis.
Students are pulled from the classroom two times
a week for one-half hour or hour sessions.
Tutoring is also available after school and
during the summer.
Accountability classes are designed for students
who need help with organization, study skills
and preparation for assignments and projects. It is
NOT a regular study hall. The class is
interactive and requires both parent and teacher
Classes meet for a class period (grades 6-12).
Search & Teach:
Search & Teach is an early intervention
program for students in preschool through first
grade who are at risk for reading failure.
Language Therapy is designed for students who
have been diagnosed with language related
disabilities or deficits in reading, reading
comprehension, spelling or handwriting. This
intensive, individualized program retrains
students using a curriculum that is phonetic,
sequential (it builds only when the foundation
is secure) and multi-sensory (visual, auditory,
and tactile/kinesthetic). Students meet daily
for 45 minutes to an hour. They can be given
their language grade by the Educational
NILD (National Institute for Learning
Development) Therapy is designed for students
who exhibit deficits in visual, auditory, or
cognitive reasoning. This program centers on
stimulating deficit areas through intense
individualized therapy, not compensatory
techniques. Students meet twice a week for an
hour and twenty minutes.
The Learning Lab provides resource
parallel instruction for students who are not
functioning at a level that can be accommodated
in the regular classroom in the areas of
Language Arts and Math. A student would receive
full instruction in these areas
in the Learning
Lab instead of the regular classroom.
For question regarding S.T.E.P., Please contact:
School Office at (301) 645-0406.