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Peer To Peer Proves Best!

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal When we launched the Peer Mentor program at Trinity Classical Academy to serve special needs students in our Imago Dei school (Imago Dei is Latin for “image of God”), we could not have imagined the positive ripple effect it would have on our school culture at large.  This […]

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Private, Christian Special Education – More Affordable Than You Think

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Despite the variety of options for private and Christian education, private Christian special education remains quite costly and rare. Parents seeking a blend of individualized academics and therapeutic support for their student with special needs are most likely to investigate public schooling because private special education schools are perceived as […]

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Helping Special Education Students Become Valuable Members of our Community

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Where did your high school student go in the last few weeks? To the mall with friends to see a movie? To Target to purchase socks, school supplies or other necessities? Maybe to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat with family or friends? These are typical […]

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Helpful Homework Tips For Special Needs Families

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Ask any parent of a student with special needs and they will assure you that homework time is often synonymous with “pulling teeth”, “torture” and “meltdown”! For even the most resilient of parents and students, homework time can be extremely stressful, but for students with special needs, this […]

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College for Students with Learning Disabilities? Of Course!

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Most of the three percent or so of high school students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities struggle so much in their high school classes that they often give up on hopes of college, setting back their job and career prospects, according to statistics compiled by the […]

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Peer Mentors – A Key to Special Education Success

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Students in special education programs often lack the academic, social or communication skills necessary to successfully participate in school and benefit from the intentional provision of a general education peer mentor. Peer mentors can provide support for special education students in many areas, such as academics, sports and […]

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An Inspired, Integrated Approach to Special Education

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Have you ever thought about a Christian education for your special needs child? Did you know it was even possible? What would it look like? Trinity is having great success with their Imago Dei School. Imago Dei is Latin for “in the image of God.” The faculty at […]

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Seven Tips to Encourage Communication in your Child with Special Needs

Seven Tips to Encourage Communication in your Child with Special Needs Communication is fundamental to a child’s development. It is at the heart of relationships – it’s how we get to know each other – and it’s essential for learning, play and social interaction. Most of us learn to communicate innately in childhood.  But what […]

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Trinity’s Beau Howell makes shot of a lifetime

Beau did it. After 15 almosts in 10 games played, Trinity Classical Academy Knights freshman Beau Howell scored a basket in the biggest basketball game in school history. It ended up being the final points of the Knights’ 77-52 victory on Saturday against Desert Chapel High of Palm Springs in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI […]

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Finally…Math Makes Sense!

For junior high and high school students with developmental and learning disabilities, math class can present a significant challenge.  Grade level math may be out of reach, and even if the student is prepared for grade level instruction, the pacing and delivery in a regular education classroom may prevent strong learning.  The Imago Dei School […]

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