The Difference in Learning
To address learning differences, we have a proprietary model that, in essence, embraces a new way to support students academically and social-emotionally. The Difference in Learning views learning differences as “weaknesses” that can be strengthened through both evidence-based intervention and metacognitive strategies. Our students benefit from becoming more confident learners who have insight into how they learn and function best at school. Howard Gardner, the creator of the concept of multiple intelligence, perhaps embodied the spirit of our model best in claiming: “It is not how smart you are, but how are you smart”. Based on each student’s case conceptualization, we help them understand their unique strengths, so they evolve into strategic learners who are aware of what skills and strategies work best for them.
A NIPSA Accredited School
To gain therapeutic certification, Academics West underwent a rigorous evaluation process. This process focuses on determining if Academics West meets specific criteria regarding personnel, safety, and quality of therapeutic care. In addition to completing a comprehensive self-evaluation, the accreditation team conducted a thorough site visit to directly assess how our program can deliver a high level of care in addition to a traditional academic program. To meet the standards for a level III therapeutic certification therapy is a requirement for all students and all clinical staff are licensed mental health professionals.