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ADVOCACY & TUTORING

 

Advocacy

No one can be more of an expert on a child’s needs than their parents or primary caregiver. Becoming an advocate for your child is the biggest role you will play in the success of your child’s education. Often, upon re-entry, students will experience difficulty adjusting to the academic and social expectations of the school setting, and become overwhelmed. Consequently, students may become withdrawn from their studies, isolate themselves from their peers, fail to reach their full potential, and be a drastic contrast to the child you knew before diagnosis.

To help prevent such situations, our Director of Education will work with you in developing an accommodations plan to meet the academic and social needs of your child to share with school staff. Together, the parents, professional advocate, and school staff will develop and implement necessary services to help your child be successful. Most services are rendered through a 504 plan or IEP, federal laws that ensure appropriate access to the curriculum and the development and tracking of specific goals, respectively. Attached are websites that provide parents with valuable information related to 504’s, IEP’s, and the current progress of your child’s school and how it ranks among schools across the country.

Advocacy Weblinks

www.wrightslaw.com – Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
www.greatschools.net – This is a comprehensive website that offers information for parents ranging from “great parenting” to “learning disabilities” to “choosing the right school”.

Tutoring

Many of our students miss valuable classroom instruction due to doctor’s appointments and symptoms related to their diagnosis and treatment, such as suppressed immune system (e.g. fever) and low blood counts (e.g. fatigue). Our tutoring service is designed to help students keep up with their schoolwork and master the curriculum. We offer multple after school tutoring locations to help meet the needs of our students across the valley, including The Brett Torino In-Patient Classroom at Sunrise Children’s Hospital as well as local libraries. Tutors include students from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Advanced Technologies High School, and NCCF appointed tutors assisting in the instruction of our students.

Tutoring Schedule – See NCCF NEWS for locations and contact information.

Tutorial Weblinks for Students

www.tutors4you.com – On this site you will get help on solving difficult and tough problems in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounts, Finance and Economics.

www.brainpop.com www.brainpopjr.com (k-3)  www.esp.brainpop.com (Spanish) – Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Please call the NCCF office for username and password.

www.compasslearningodyssey.com – Compass Learning assesses students’ abilities and creates a curriculum the meets their individual needs. This is a great program to help your child fill in the gaps to concepts missed so that they may continue to progress with their peers and not be left behind. Please call the NCCF office for username and password.

www.readtomelv.com – Read to Me Las Vegas is a youth reading program where students and their parents can go online watch and listen to a story read by celebrities of Las Vegas. Tip: Go online and view the books they have. Choose a story you would like to hear. Then go to the library and check the book out so that you may follow along.