Carbondale, Illinois, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Brehm Preparatory School is a coed boarding school for students who have complex learning disabilities and differences. Brehm utilizes a holistic approach focusing on the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student. The curriculum is college-preparatory, with emphasis placed on teaching students to become independent learners and to develop self-advocacy skills. Brehm's mission is to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and optimize their full potential.
Beginning with this school year, Brehm will be offering the Arrowsmith Program. The Arrowsmith Program supports the brain’s ability to strengthen weaker cognition through a program of specific intensive cognitive exercises. These intensive specific cognitive exercises build new neuronal/synaptic interconnections. As the brain responds to these exercises, changes occur so that different areas of the brain learn to work together in order to perform complex mental activities such as reading and/or writing. Over time, the student becomes a more effective learner due to the alterations in the pathways of the brain, rather than as a result of learning compensatory strategies that ultimately do not alter the root of the problem. The Arrowsmith Program has a record of dramatically minimizing difficulties in reading, writing, mathematics, comprehension, logical reasoning, problem solving, visual and auditory memory, non-verbal learning, attention, processing speed and dyslexia. Brehm's Arrowsmith instructors have undergone three weeks of intensive training in order to implement the program. Arrowsmith provides on-going support and assessment of student progress and refines the individual student’s program based on their progress.
Brehm also offers a 4-week summer program. Brehm Preparatory School’s Summer Scenarios is an epic, open-ended, multi-player experiential learning adventure where participants become self sufficient exploring basic survival skills, learn to survive as a tribe as they explore their environment, and get to know their fellow players through shared adventures as they prepare themselves for the ultimate test – a campus-wide challenge. Rich in creativity and filled with adventure, Brehm Preparatory School’s Summer Program awaits its heroes and heroines. Whether your adventurer is a noble hero, a courageous warrior, a strong leader, a willing follower or a lone pilgrim, he or she is sure to advance, succeed, learn, grow and have an unforgettable adventure.