Information for Schools, families and Guardians about the program:
Fellow community partner,
We are pleased to introduce you to NOLA LEARNING SUPPORT & CONSULTING, an established L3C (a low profit limited liability company with a social mission) with a community benefit program in Uptown New Orleans on Oak Street. We offer free educational services to dyslexic students (or who are suspected to be dyslexic) in the New Orleans Public Schools with the generous support from a grant from the Goldring Family Foundation.
As part of our educational outreach initiatives, we are pleased to invite your school to join in partnership with us and explore the opportunities we have for your students.
Requirements for consideration:
Student is diagnosed or suspected of having dyslexia
Student is in or between grades 1 - 5
Student is enrolled at a New Orleans public school
Student's family income qualifies them for free lunch (see income guidelines chart)
-Educational Therapy (during and/or after school)
The purpose of our outreach initiative is to optimize students' academic success within our community. Our educational program is offered by a certified Educational Therapist. An ET uses strategies and interventions that provides a link between the latest research and customized remediation.
Some information below explains the role of an Educational Therapist, and there is more information at the association’s website: https://www.aetonline.org/
Educational Therapy offers children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges a wide range of intensive, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning problems. It demystifies learning problems and stimulates clients’ awareness of their strengths. This strength based approach empowers students to use their strengths to overcome or leverage areas of weakness. The Educational Therapist creates and implements a treatment plan that utilizes information from a variety of sources including the client’s social- emotional, psychoeducational and neuropsychological context. (AET, 2009) An Educational Therapist provides individualized intensive interventions, formal and informal assessments and advocates for their clients. They recognize the influence of students’ emotional state and inner world on their sense of well- being and readiness to learn. (Ficksman & Adelizzi, 2010).
We hope that you join us to make these opportunities available to two students in 1st-5th grade this year who may be needing reading and writing intervention.
Please Note: Due to time constraints, we will be providing services on a first come first serve basis and students will need approval by our selection committee.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Katharine Novak firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Families/ Guardians to Apply:
Dear families or guardians,
We appreciate your interest in the sponsorship program we have at NOLA LEARNING SUPPORT and CONSULTING. Here is the information below that we will need to present to the selection committee to see if your student/ child qualifies for the sponsorship we offer that provides free educational therapy services for Orleans Parish students in public schools.
A. A copy of report cards completed in the past 12 months. A copy of a 504, IEP and evaluation (if available / completed).
B.Financial information to qualify for services/ income guidelines:
Proof of all sources of the household's total income:
For each parent/ guardian, please provide any of these items that are available for consideration:
- Pay stubs showing gross income for the last 60 days
-Current tax records
- Letter from employer with salary amount
-Proof of Social Security Benefits or Unemployment benefits
-Alimony or child support payments
- Proof of participation in Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) or TANF
-Proof of participation the free school lunch program for 2021-2022
C.Proof of where you live in Orleans parish:
(Bring one of these items)
-Other proof considered
D.Proof of identification:
-Drivers licence or State ID (parent or guardian)
-Birth certificate of child or adoption / guardian records
-Proof of school enrollment record
E.Once we receive this information, we will review it and let you know if we can offer a parent / guardian interview and student screening. After that, the committee will meet and let you know of our decision to accept your student. Thank you again for your interest and we hope to hear back from you soon.