Kaleidoscope (NILD) program
The Kaleidoscope Program was established at WCGS to help children with diagnosed learning differences become successful and independent in the regular classroom. Educational therapists, on staff with WCGS, employ techniques designed to stimulate the student's weaknesses in perception and cognition. This one-on-one program is different than tutoring and usually requires three years to complete. Fees are separate from regular tuition. Typically, two 80-minute sessions per week are required, and parents commit to
at-home work which reinforces the techniques used in therapy. The Kaleidoscope Program follows the theory and methods of the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD).
SEARCH and TEACH is a program which utilizes the same theories, but is designed for early identification of learning problems. Within the first month of school, all Kindergarten students are screened for potential learning differences through SEARCH. The TEACH intervention is offered to those who are at risk.
For further information on the above programs, contact Mrs. Earlene Willis, program coordinator, at 630.668.1385, ext. 292.
WCGS employs a reading specialist to assist students in grades 1-3 who need extra assistance in reading acquisition.