Special Education

The Special Education department at Stars offer the highest quality of individualized educational intervention for children with:

  • Dyslexia
  • Hyperlexia (above-average decoding skills and below-average reading comprehension)
  • Dyscalculia
  • Mild autism spectrum disorder
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Any other learning difficulties/ challenges including children who have any per-requisite skills or unfulfilled gaps in reading, reading comprehension, spelling, writing and math skills.

Using strategies that draw on a child's strengths and learning style, we tailor research based corrective educational programs for each child. Additionally, a carefully implemented Individualized Therapy Plan (ITP) is created and followed.

We provide Academic programs for:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading (word decoding and word recognition)
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Expressive Writing
  • Mathematical Computational Skills

The special educators at Stars are trained in using the following educational approaches/programs:

  • Talkies: visualizing and verbalizing for oral language comprehension and expression
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing: for reading comprehension and thinking
  • LiPS: for phoneme sequencing, reading, spelling
  • Seeing Stars: for phonological and orthographic processing in reading and spelling
  • On Cloud Nine Math: for math computation skills
  • Davis Approach for Dyslexia

These programs are research instructional programs that help develop sensory-cognitive functions: the foundation of learning. They help individuals of all ages improve their language processing skills, critical thinking and become more independent.

All of our individualize educational sessions include:

  • Customized instruction
  • Adapted methods and materials
  • Multisensory approach
  • Behavioral modification techniques
"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing." - Madeline Hunter