AT CONCORDIA LEARNING CENTER
we have over a century-long history of successfully educating
children and youth with vision impairments—some of whom
are totally blind while others have partial sight—and many
of whom have multiple disabilities.
Our customized educational programs are the beginning of an exciting
journey toward increased independence, community integration and
other key skills that ensure each student can “LEARN
TO BE ALL THEY CAN BE.”
The main aim of our INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM is to equip each student
with the basic skills of self-awareness, self-determination, self-care,
socialization, effective communication, independence, and acceptable
OUR TEAM OF MULTI-CULTURAL SPECIAL
EDUCATORS accomplish this by giving each child
a comprehensive assessment, and then coordinating and implementing
an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These plans include wide-ranging
activities and combine the skills of special educators, social
workers, health educators, specialists and therapists.
- Music, for example, plays a key role in helping our students
develop new awareness, joy and sensitivity.
- Orientation and mobility specialists teach the important
skills of independent travel.
- Technology specialists reveal new potentials for accessibility.
- Speech therapists help our students improve effective means
- Occupational therapists teach functional independence skills
that promote the development of fine and gross motor abilities,
sensory awareness, tactile discrimination, eye and hand coordination,
and pragmatic daily living activities.
- Physical therapists help students participate actively in
classroom and school activities, and teach the use of adaptive
- Nursing staff responds to the health needs of each and every
child and works closely with pediatric, ophthalmic, and psychological
- Social workers are a vital resource to families and staff
THERAPISTS AND HEALTH CARE STAFF,
in coordination with each student’s physician, work in close
partnership with special education classroom teachers, and give
pragmatic consultative services to parents.
a key aspect of all our programs. Students, parents, teachers,
therapists, social workers, health care providers, teacher aides,
supervisors, administrators, and school districts—all work
together to ensure the best possible education for each and every
child served. Our primary aim is to provide a wide range of stimulating,
motivating, and appropriate opportunities for enabling every student
“LEARN TO BE ALL THEY CAN BE!”