To fulfill our mission of empowering students with learning disabilities to lead successful lives, we start by helping you determine if Springer is the right choice for your child.
Springer is a Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Provider. The scholarship is available to Ohio residents and is non-need based. Learn more.
Carmen Mendoza has a wealth of experience with more than 20 years in special education. She earned a Masters in Education from Indiana University after gaining a BS in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Dayton. Carmen has held several positions at Springer, including Intermediate Teacher and Center Program Coordinator. Email Carmen.
Why Leave Mainstream Education for Springer?
Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., Clinical Neurophysiologist, Harvard Medical School
"A factor that exacerbates this maladaptive reaction to the stress created by the daily challenges faced by the student with learning disabilities is the trend toward so called 'inclusive' educational programs. Designed to rectify the problem of the segregation and mis-education of students with severe special needs, this movement has resulted in the return of hundreds of thousands of students with learning disabilities into 'regular' classrooms.
"While the inclusion movement has resulted in significant positive changes in the way schools view and treat children with disabilities, this has been done at substantial cost to the futures of many students with learning disabilities. Why? Because so many of these children have been reintegrated into classrooms in which teachers have insufficient training, time, assistance or resources to adequately address the need for intensive, specialized instruction necessary for academic success of students with learning disabilities. If you doubt this, just ask them - but not in public."
Springer's Students Say It Best
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