1Voice Academy – Assessment

The U.S. Government guarantees an education plan designed specifically for each child, called an Individual Education Plan, IEP. The federal law, PL-94-142, was passed in 1975 and has been modified as the Disabilities in Education Act. In addition, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, guarantees children with disabilities are eligible for special services and programs. Each child at the Academy would have an IEP on record and progress would be evaluated by the staff to ensure that all challenges are being confronted and all opportunities are being seized.

Baseline and transfer grades will be available for comparison to assess and evaluate the success of this positive non-stigmatizing program and the effect that their environment has on academic performance. In addition, the design, which promotes wellness and support, will allow all students to feel connected by being one of the children with cancer in the classroom instead of the only child in the classroom with cancer. The Academy will allow students to interact with their environment, instead of sitting out. Students respond to their space by the mental and physical stimuli provided by the design and a personality assessment can be determined by a positive change in behavior and mood. It is common, due to medications, disease state, alienation and teen age hormones to be depressed and moody. A change in attitude and mood can be observed as the student engages in a friendly, upbeat and positive surrounding.

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