We are so excited to offer a school program for students K-6. Our amazing team of therapists and instructors are experienced in the implementation of academic material for those with Dyslexia, Language based reading disorder, and those who benefit from augmented communication (AAC).
Using a home school program that is monitored by two certified teachers and speech pathologists., our students attend class in a 1:3 instructor to student ratio; this allows for individual instruction within a group environment.
During their day, students attend instructional time as well as speech and occupational therapies, as needed. We are most excited to offer music instruction for 1 hour per day in a group setting where students are able to socialize with peers and, most importantly, have a great time.
As a private school, the Gardiner Scholarship is accepted for instructional time; therapies are often covered by your insurance.
After initial assessments a student support plan (SSP) is developed for your child. This SSP will align your student's academic needs with the Florida State Standards for their grade level, accommodating and modifying the material and curriculum as needed. It is tailored to their individual needs in order to allow them to reach their full academic potential. School starts in August and runs through June; with most breaks aligning with Pinellas County Schools. We adhere to the Florida Department of Education rules and regulations.
This unique program offers a "one stop shop" for your student's academic and therapeutic needs.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Because You Can Learn school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic programs and other school administered programs.
All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, educational support employees and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to Jennifer Ferreira, PhD. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to Jennifer Ferreira, PhD.
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the
Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in our office and on our Web site at www.becauseyoucanllc.com
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call1-800- 96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Signs of Physical Abuse The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Liability Protections Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employee was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)
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