I Can Discovery Program


New Life Christian School is the home of the I Can Discovery Program run by private contractor and director Mrs. Lorraine Kemp, who has been a therapist at NLCS since 1994 serving over 80 students. She is a professionally certified and licensed member of the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), as well as a certified dyslexia therapist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).


NILD trains therapists to be able to meet the needs of students who struggle with learning through educational therapy. Therapists work with students who have difficulty maintaining average grades within the normal classroom setting and have a diagnosed learning disability. See NILD Educational Therapy for more information.


I Can Discovery Program

Responding directly to this challenge, educational therapists are licensed and professionally certified. This level of certification is expected of most NILD educational therapy programs. Therapists work towards this certification and must maintain it annually by earning CEU’s pertaining to educational therapy or trends in working with students with learning needs.

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Referral Program

Students who struggle with learning are usually identified by their classroom teachers or referred by their parents for further analysis through testing to find out why the student is struggling to learn more efficiently. Several steps are followed within the guidelines of our referral program. These steps are:

  • Teachers fill out observation forms about the student.
  • Teachers contact parents to let them know about their child’s struggles.
  • Teachers fill out a referral form about the student and give it to the Special Education Coordinator, who then refers potential students to the Program Director. An action plan will then be discussed with the parents regarding further testing for their child.
  • A testing session can then be set up with the Program Director and a qualified psychologist to identify areas of cognitive strengths and patterns of weaknesses.
  • The Program Director will then meet with the parents to review the results of testing to determine whether or not the student has a learning disability and could benefit from educational therapy.
  • Parents can then decide whether or not to put their child in therapy.

The cost of this program is in addition to the normal tuition of NLCS.

Program Director, Mrs. Lorraine Kemp (lkempdiscovery@gmail.com)


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