knows that many children need extra attention and different teaching
methods to succeed. In 1968, AC-ACLD began its first specialized tutoring
center. AC-ACLD's programs are designed to provide small group, individualized
educational services to children with mild specific learning disabilities
and students who need additional help with reading and math.
AC-ACLD employs a highly competent staff who are attuned to the needs
of students with specific learning disabilities. All teachers are certified
by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our Learning Centers are
licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Private
Goals and Objectives
The goal of AC-ACLD's Learning Centers Program is to provide academic
instruction and remediation, at reasonable costs, for students with
mild learning disabilities and those who could benefit from additional
academic instruction. AC-ACLD operates centers in two geographically
accessible locations within the Greater Pittsburgh area. These specialized
programs are designed to:
a meaningful educational program for each student
based upon his/her strengths and needs.
instruction within a small group setting to promote
socialization and shared learning.
basic skills using a variety of methods and techniques
which are in tune with the student's processing abilities.
a personalized, supportive, structured and enjoyable
basic Learning Center program is not designed to accommodate students
whose educational needs are of a severe nature. AC-ACLD may, however,
be able to develop and deliver such a specialized program (i.e., Extended
School Year). Please contact us for further discussion.
The Learning Centers operate on Saturday mornings during the public
school year and all weekday mornings during the month of July.
The staff will maintain communication with parents/guardians. An orientation
meeting is conducted at the beginning of the summer term and a conference
and a written report on the student's progress are provided at the end
of the summer term. In the interim, staff and parents/guardians can
contact each other by phone or in person. Requests for information or
updates on student progress are always welcome.
The program operates on a fee-for-service basis and is designed to be
reasonably priced. Fee schedules, program locations, and additional
information are available upon request. For more information please
contact Diann Gargarella at 412.881.2253 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited amount of partial scholarship assistance may be available.
Contact AC-ACLD's Business Services Office at 412-881-2253 extension
8911 foradditional information.