Kids Educational and Mental Health
Network have new plans for the year 2012. Our plans are to begin a scholarship
program so that we can work with children who have educational and mental health
problems. This can help children with disabilities have one on one teaching in
One out of every four children has
some type of mental or learning disability. These numbers are growing yearly.
Schools are unprepared to manage or deal with children that are diagnosed with
the following disorders:
* Reactive Attachment Disorder
* Fetal Alcohol disorders?
* Bipolar Disorder
* Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
* Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
Children diagnosed with these
disorders also are challenged with learning disabilities and even social
problems. What happens to these children? Most of them get lost in the school
system with little or no help. Over ten percent (to be exact 10.9%) drop out of
school between ages 16 and 24. What is the future for the children? Most of them
become unemployable and go on to a public assistance program, while others end
up in prison. Our goal this year is to set up training programs that consist of
educating the teachers, parents and social workers about mental illness and
learning disabilities. Having children tested and working out a treatment plan
for parents, teachers and the psychologist will better help the child succeed in
life. Most of the children we work with come from drug abused homes, or are
under privileged where parents do not have the money or the insurance to get
them the help they need. It costs American taxpayers $30,000 per year to support
a prisoner, and yet for less than half of that over a five year period, most of
these children could be helped and become responsible adults. My question for
you is would you rather help them now while they are young, or do you want to
have the prison system deal with them after they are adults?
This coming school year, Jackie
Jones, Director of our new school called Learning Inspiration Academy, will be
working with children who have Individual Educational Plans. When our new school
opens, we will have qualified teachers who have worked with special educational
students and these students will be getting one- on -one attention. Because of
the smaller classrooms and the one- on -one teaching, the children will show
growth very quickly. Children must have a feeling of safety and comfort in
school in order to learn. The Learning Inspiration Academy will provide exactly
Below are listed the goals of
Learning Inspiration Academy:
We serve students who:
* Are not achieving in the areas of language-reading, spelling, oral and written
* Exhibit symptoms of dyslexia?
* Are struggling to achieve in the classroom?
* Show a weakness in the auditory and/or visual modalities?
* Are struggling in the academic area of math
We will make every effort to make
sure that we are:
* Mapping student's educational future.?
* Promoting academic excellence and leadership.?
* Creating a bond between school and community.?
* Bringing a new sense of possibilities to students.?
* Teaching problem solving and cooperation between students.
* Transforming students to become future leaders?
* Proving excursions to cultural events and attractions.
We have also had the opportunity to
train teachers and parents on Autism, Reactive Attachment Disorder, ADD, and
ADHD. Jackie Jones, a Special Educational Advisor, has tested some of the
children and helps them with their learning disabilities. To date these children
are succeeding in school. Dr. Burk, a psychological advisor, has also organized
and structured essential work testing and talked with the children who have
emotional problems. If you have a child with problems in school, contact Kids
Educational & Mental Health Network and see if we can help. Learning Inspiration
Academy is willing to work with children who have problems and are unable to
adapt to the public school system. The school is training teachers to deal with
children who have ADD, ADHD and many other disorders. If you feel you would like
to learn more about Learning Inspiration Academy go to www.learninginspirationacademy.or call 707/637-0509.