The UP! Tutoring Program is a special offering by Comprehensive Therapy Center to help students with special needs catch up after months of schools being closed.
Our tutors, who are special education teacher consultants, have decades of experience working with children who have IEPs and other special learning needs. They’ve teamed up with our Dance/Movement Therapist, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Langauge Pathologists to create a program that recognizes learning happens when the whole child is engaged.
The UP! Program Team
Janice Wilks, MA
Teacher and director of programs for special needs children for 30+ years.
Mrs. Wilks will lead the PreK-1st Grade academic program.
Joy Oosterhouse, MA
Special Education Lead and Teacher Consultant. Over 30 years of experience with special education.
Mrs. Oosterhouse will provide academic tutoring for the 2nd Grade – 6th Grade programs.
Karen Kleinheksel, Ed.D
Teacher Consultant. Over 15 years of experience with special education.
Mrs. Kleinheksel will provide academic tutoring for the 2nd Grade – 6th Grade programs.
Jessica VandenBrink MA, CCC-SLP
Ms. VandenBrink will provide speech therapy activities to the academic tutoring groups that choose to add them.
April Hemlock MS, OTR/L
Mrs. Hemlock will provide occupational therapy activities to the academic tutoring groups that choose to add them.