“At Valley Forge Educational Services, we’ve seen great success in early intervention using research-based approaches and believe that the outlook for young children with learning challenges today is very positive," stated Osborne Abbey, CEO
Paoli, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today improved research-based early learning programs and a new website for parents of children with developmental and learning challenges.
“Today, we have the benefit of brain research and new discoveries which help us to understand better than ever how young children learn,” stated Osborne Abbey, CEO, Valley Forge Educational Services. “At Valley Forge Educational Services, we’ve seen great success in early intervention using research-based approaches and believe that the outlook for young children with learning challenges today is very positive.”
To read more about Valley Forge Educational Services’ perspective on the importance of research-based early learning programs for special education students, please read our new vision paper, “Today’s Learning Culture: Is it Good for Kids?” at http://www.vfes.net/news-events.
The Luma Center™ for Development and Learning at Valley Forge Educational Services offers families resources and support in developing educational and therapeutic programming for children with special education needs. The center’s new website, http://www.lumacenter.org, provides comprehensive information on support, services and resources for special needs students and their families. The center draws on research-based practices, approaches and techniques to individualize programs that meet the needs and interests of each child and family, including:
- Foundations: Foundations is a M-F morning program for 5-6 year olds that includes three key components: Play/social skills, early literacy and pre-handwriting skills. This program is designed for children who may need reinforcement in foundational skills for learning in a small group setting. The Foundations program will incorporate our new Nemours Bright Start early literacy program and the Handwriting Without Tears program.
- Super K’s: Super K’s is a M/W/F afternoon group for 4-5 year olds who attend morning pre-k/kindergarten and need extra support in the areas of language, motor, sensory and social skills. Guided play and activity based projects will facilitate readiness and skill development for a successful kindergarten year. Families will be invited to participate in learning opportunities with their children. This is an integrated program with weekly group speech and occupational therapy services provided. A learning profile will be developed for each child.
- Playstars: Playstars is a T/TH afternoon group for 3-4 year olds who need further development of language, play and social interaction skills. The small groups provide each child with individual attention and opportunities to develop and practice skills needed in order to be successful in a larger preschool program. This program may supplement your child’s existing preschool program.
For more than 50 years, Valley Forge Educational Services has been dedicated to improving specialized education through innovative research and advanced practices for students, parents, educators, professionals and organizations.
About Valley Forge Educational Services:
Valley Forge Educational Services offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding learners to independence. VFES provides educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults ranging from K-12 school-based and summer programs to post high school (18-21) transition skills programming to clinical consultation services. VFES also offers professional support to organizations, schools and families through its Luma Center™ for Development and Learning, Summer Matters™ division, Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center and Professional Development and Parent Learning Series. For more than 50 years, Valley Forge Educational Services has been dedicated to improving specialized education through innovative research and advanced practices for students, parents, educators, professionals and organizations. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit http://www.vfes.net.