Principal of High School for Autism Interviewed About Cutting Edge Neuroscience Program

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Founder and Principal of high school for Autism in Atlanta was interviewed this week about new pilot program intended to increase academic success for students.

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We are so excited about this new program. We feel that it’s going to prepare them for school challenges and a more organized lifestyle

This week, Principal and Founder of Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Atlanta high school for Autism and special needs students, was interviewed about the launch of a cutting edge neuroscience program for its students. The program is called “brain-jogging” and it is designed specifically for special needs students.

“We are so excited about this new program. We feel that it’s going to prepare them for school challenges and a more organized lifestyle,” says Debbi Scarborough, founder of Cumberland Academy of Georgia.

The “brain-jogging” program will be piloted with a few students initially for twelve weeks. Brain-jogging is designed to enhance the current curriculum of each student’s class. Staff will measure the students at the beginning and end of the program to better assess the success.

“Brain-jogging” is a computer-based program which helps to develop stronger communications pathways and stronger neural connections of the brain. At the beginning of the program, each student is evaluated and a database is created for the specific needs of each student. For more information, contact Katie Cyphers at 404-816-0708.    

The faculty and staff of Cumberland Academy of Georgia want to take the stress out of academic learning; therefore, classes are taught with each individual student in mind. The leaders of Cumberland Academy of Georgia strive to teach each student Georgia Academic Standards, utilizing their preferred learning style. The ultimate goal is for students to become independent, successful young adults. To reach this goal, Cumberland Academy of Georgia is teaching its students to demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills while working collaboratively in groups.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia provides a tailored learning experience for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and ADD/ADHD. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, Cumberland Academy of Georgia is designed for the needs of many students who do not learn well in traditional settings. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is fully accredited and addresses the student’s academic, emotional and social concerns through nurturing, innovative and challenging programs.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia is currently accepting applications for grades 4 through 12. To schedule a tour of our school, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000, or email admissions (at) cumberlandacademy (dot) org. To learn more, please visit the website at Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 27,2013 from 2pm – 4pm.

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