The At-Risk Juvenile Gifted Trajectory project targets troubled teens who deserve an appropriate, equitable education to reach their highest potentials.
This project is designed to provide social and emotional remediation, combine with personalized academic plans to empower students in their fields of interest and giftedness/talent.
All participants will be screened for Irlen Syndrome.
What is Irlen Syndrome?
Irlen Syndrome, formerly known as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS), is best described by its symptoms. When a student has Irlen Syndrome, instead of seeing words printed on the page, the letters can move, float, or even spin. This can cause headaches, eye pain, or nausea, respectively. The bottom line is it prevents the person from reading and can even cause problems in math. Sadly, the inflicted person doesn't know they see text different than everyone else. Because it is hereditary, Mom or Dad generally has it as well. The remediation is simple: the right colored overlay, which we provide, to students.
**15% of the general public has it.
***30% of those with autism have it
****50% of those with learning disabilities have it.
Call 928-821-5434 for information.
During the 2018-2019 school year we conducted a case study of an underachieving, unidentified twice-exceptional student in an effort to learn about one student's educational path in the Coachella Valley.
In 2017, with the help of the Irlen Syndrome Foundation, we raised money to pay for remediation and voluntarily screened an entire grade level at Coral Mountain Academy in Coachella, identifying Irlen Syndrome in 15% of the students. This rate is consistent with general population statistics.