Is Your Child Falling Through the Cracks?

Is Your Child Falling Through the Cracks?
Sarah Warburton

“Instead of red flags, some children only put up orange or yellow flags to show they’re in distress,” says Betsy de Vega, Learning Specialist and founder of the Kn.I.L.E. Center. “Many bright children, even gifted children, just don’t thrive in a standard classroom environment. Whether the problem is anxiety, sensory processing, or social stresses, at Kn.I.L.E. Prep Academy, we let kids relax and focus on learning!”

Neither Einstein nor Edison did well in a traditional classroom…but obviously it wasn’t because they weren’t bright. A 2009 study suggests that one in every six children has sensory issues that impede their daily functioning, socialization and learning. “Not all children with trouble focusing have ADD and not every child who’s sensitive to noise and sounds is diagnosed with autism,” says Betsy. “Children with Sensory Processing Disorder can’t process all the information that comes into their brains through touch, hearing, taste, smell, sight, body awareness and movement…that doesn’t mean they aren’t bright. Some kids with SPD crave movement, impact, and noise…others are hyper-sensitive to stimulation. In the right environment like Kn.I.L.E. Prep, these kids can flourish. We offer students in grades 3 through 12 an accelerated or accommodated curriculum in a boutique setting perfect for different learning styles.”

“I designed the Kn.I.L.E Center to be a hub of resources for families,” says Betsy. “We offer a one-on-one after school support in our EduCoachNow program for kids to strengthen their cognitive skills through multi-sensory and game-oriented “brain training.” As part of the program, I’m personally willing to attend parent-teacher conferences or ARD meetings with you. Advocating for your child’s education and offering workshops for families is part of our mission…to give every child the power to succeed!”

Do school, social settings, or life in general over-stress your child? Licensed Professional Counselor, Jennifer B. Schlett will offer “You Are Not Alone,” a workshop on anxiety in children at the Kn.I.L.E. Center on November 14th from 6-9pm. Betsy says, “We expect this free workshop to fill up quickly, so please call 281-682-4573 to reserve your seat. Space is limited.”

Betsy de Vega
Kn.I.L.E Center, LLC
Kn.I.L.E. Prep Academy
245 Gonyo Lane
Richmond, TX 77479

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