Through a generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, DSACO offers FREE tutoring to children (age 3+), teens, and adults with Down syndrome. Students will be tutored by a certified Special Education teacher. When you sign your child up for a session, you have the ability to fill out an area of academic focus for our Special Education teacher to plan her lesson upon. Our Special Education teacher uses the first tutoring session with each new student as an “Assessment Session.” She will work with each student and analyze where they are academically, evaluate areas of strength, and evaluate areas that need focus. She will build upon each session she has with your child and track their progress. She creates an individualized learning plan for each student and incorporates dynamic, interactive learning approaches to keep each student engaged and excited to learn. Progress is the goal with each student and our teacher does a phenomenal job of building a relationship with each student and working alongside them to successfully complete each session.
Students will need to sign up ahead of time so that the teacher may properly prepare. If you have a conflict and are unable to attend the session you signed up for, please call the office (405-600-9981) and let someone know 24 hours in advance to avoid an absence fee of $5. We ask that you let us know 24 hours in advance as our teacher prepares an individualized lesson plan for each student and DSACO pays her for her time. Please do not sign up for more than one tutoring session a day, as DSACO would like to serve as many families as possible.