Brehm School, Jackson County:
Located in Carbondale in southern Illinois, Brehm School is a fully accredited, co-ed boarding school for students with learning disabilities offering grades 6-12. Students enrolled at Brehm School have various learning disabilities from dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, aphasia, aspergers, nonverbal learning disorders (NLD), visual processing, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, anxiety disorder, auditory processing disorder, speed of processing disorders, and dysphasia.
Co-ed Boarding Program for Grade 6-12 Students with Learning Disabilities:
The Brehm Academic Curriculum is designed and implemented in accordance with the Brehm Vision and Mission.
Brehm's curricula has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Association, and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
Brehm Core Programs include:
- English; Mathematics; Social Science; Science; Physical Education/Health; Fine Arts; Foreign Languages; Computers; Learning Cognition; Transition Electives;
Speech and Language:
Brehm’s Speech-Language Department employs five full-time speech-language pathologists. Brehm SLPs evaluate speech, language, and related skills; establish contexts and frequencies for therapies based on individual needs; and develop, implement, and report progress on individual therapy plans.
SLPs communicate with Brehm staff, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis regarding the students’ progress and its impact on their academic, social, and personal issues. The Speech-Language Department provides evaluation and therapy services to address needs in the following areas:
- Speech Articulation/Intelligibility
- Auditory/Listening Skills
- Oral Language Skills
- Language-Based Literacy Skills
- Written Expression
- Pragmatic and Social Communication Skills
- Cognitive and Metacognitive Aspects of Communication
Five cross-curricular competencies are embedded within the Brehm Curriculum. Mastery of these interdisciplinary competencies is intended to promote successful performance in school, the workplace, and the community. Every class has been scoped and sequenced with Brehm Competencies, State Standards, and ACT skills:
- Acquiring Information
- Using Technology
Art and Multimedia:
Brehm understands that a creative outlet is crucial for its students, so students are encouraged to explore the arts with our talented instructors. Brehm students produce high-quality artwork that often wins awards at local and regional art shows.
Traditional Art classes include:
- 3-D art
- and other creative techniques
Multimedia Visual Communications classes include:
- Computer Arts
Brehm students put on a fantastic play each year with the help of our talented directors. Students discover new talents, sharpen their existing talents, and learn to work well as a team. The school play is just one more example of how Brehm is the place for students to shine.
The Brehm campus features state-of-the-art technologies for teachers and students. Our premier 1-to-1 Student Apple Laptop Program issues a MacBook laptop to every student. The laptops come loaded with the latest assistive software for both in and out of the classroom.
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|Address: 1245 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois , USA|
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