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.
How it Works
Let us know what grade your child is in.
Preschoolers through 1st Graders will meet in person at our office.
2nd – 6th Graders will meet virtually.
All programs meet in groups of four.
Groups will be lead by a special education teacher. Any supplemental therapy activity modules will be lead by a speech-language pathologist and/or an occupational therapist.
Let us know which day or time works best for you.
Students in PreK-1st Grade will meet Monday and Wednesday starting at 10:00am. This group will meet in person at the office.
2nd Grade through 6th Grade students will meet in virtual groups on Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. iPads are provided.
Would you like a therapy support module?
All groups will include a 15 minute movement warm-up offered by our Dance/Movement Therapist.
Groups may also add a half-hour of supplemental speech and/or occupational therapy activities to support academic success.
Help us find the right cost for your family.
Prices are based on income and are for the entire six week program.
Academic Tutoring: $330-$390
+ Speech or Occupational Therapy: $425-$486
+ Speech and Occupational Therapy: $525-$580
Proof of income will be required. Payment plans require a $25 deposit once place in a group, half when the program begins, and half in the middle.
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.