Our Philosophy for Student Success

At Wholesome Learning we believe in a whole-child approach. This means that the student is at the center of everything we do.

Each student will receive an individualized plan from our staff including:

 

Student-Focused Planning

This includes:

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IEP Development

Student interests and preferences are identified and used to drive instruction.

  • Goals are reviewed and monitored
  • Instruction is aligned to guide occupational and postsecondary goals
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Planning Strategies

Future planning begins at the age of fourteen

  • The planning process is age-appropriate and comprehensive
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Student Participation

When students are ready, they are included in the planning team

  • Students evaluate their progress and goals
  • Students express their interests, preferences, and limits

Family Engagement

We believe that equipping students for success is a team effort. We want to collaborate with YOU to make the most appropriate plan for your child.

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Family Empowerment

  • We can help explain the IEP process and answer any questions that the family may have
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Family Preparation

  • Families are aware of goals and learning outcomes to support and assist with facilitating learning
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Family Involvement

  • Families provide information about their child and participate in the planning process
  • Families communicate with the tutor throughout the learning  process

Program Structures

Planning, evaluation, and resources plan a key part….

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Program Characteristics

  • Student’s goals reflect their needs and the community’s culture
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Program Evaluation

  • Evaluation is an ongoing cycle and pairs seamlessly with instruction
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Strategic Planning

  • Planning includes multiple stakeholders from education, agency, and community partners
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Policies and Procedures

  • Academic and social performance are both monitored and paired with ongoing program improvements
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Resource Development and Allocation

  • High quality staff in instructional, supervisory, and support roles support student growth
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Learning Climate

  • A sense of trust and fairness are built between families, students, and staff
  • Expectations are clearly set

Interagency Collaboration

Having a framework to guide students’ journeys through their time during and after Wholesome Learning ensures…

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Collaborative Framework

 

  • Interagency coordinating between students, parents, educators, service providers, community agencies, postsecondary institutions, employers, and other relevant stakeholders (as applicable)
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Collaborative Service Delivery

 

  • Student and family are linked with appropriate providers to assist with financial planning, academic growth, and daily living skills (as needed)

Student Development

Academics, life, social, and emotional skills are…

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Assessment

  • Academic instruction is data driven
  • Career interests and student strengths are used to inform instructional decisions
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Academic Skills

 

  • Academic skills are built from the foundation up
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Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

 

  • Independent living, self-determination, and daily living skills are supported and developed
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Employment and Occupational Skills

 

  • Career planning is embedded in or aligned with core academic instruction
  • Employment skill development is provided in authentic settings
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Student Supports

 

  • Support for each student is provided for academic, daily living, employment, and independent functioning needs.
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Instructional Context

 

  • Service learning is used to engage students in their work and community as they solve real-world problems

Wholesome Learning Process:

  1. After submitting your application and being accepted into the Wholesome Learning Program, we start with a free consultation with you, your child, and one of our team members. We customize an individualized plan of how we will work together to meet your child’s needs.
  2. Wholesome Learning will use the gathered information to find the perfect match! We work to find a tutor that meets your child’s needs and personality.
  3. Then the plan can be implemented. Your tutor will follow the specifically designed curriculum plan for your child to assist in filling gaps and building confidence.
  4. We are here to help every step of the way. You can ask questions as needed and our team will continually check on you and your child’s tutor to ensure the plan is being followed.

“Mrs. Elliott takes the time with me as a parent to address any concerns I may have and keeps me informed on DJ’s progress.”

Krystal

Mother

“I not only get to work on what is hard for me, but I get to work on things I enjoy too, which helps me stay focused.”

Abbie

Student

“Mrs. Katlyn has a heart of GOLD. She is so kind and patient. She always has a way to challenge my kids and makes them want to work harder! We LOVE her!!!”

Brittany

Mother

“Mrs. Katlyn is fun, loving and caring. She helps me with things I don’t understand.”

Coe

Student