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Discovery Program Inc – a Virginia subsidiary of NILD

Discovery Program, Inc. is the subsidiary of NILD that delivers learning development services to students in a community-based model. Programs developed by NILD are provided to children in our Learning Development Centers, as well as in over 60 local schools.  Discovery Program offices are located throughout the Hampton Roads, Virginia region in Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Chesapeake,  Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.

Individualized programs are offered in both small group and one-on-one settings where learning challenges are mediated through dynamic, interactive language. Students discover and practice clear cognitive strategies which develop advanced reasoning and academic abilities. The educational therapists and leadership of DP, Inc. work with other professionals to coordinate a spectrum of services including the following:

  • NILD Educational Therapy (one-on-one and small group)
  • Rx for Discovery Reading
  • Rx 4 Discovery Math
  • Search and Teach
  • FIE Basic
  • Tutoring
  • Speech Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations

For more information on DP, Inc.’s model or programs please visit the Discovery Program website.

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Discovery Program, Inc. has worked with Westhaven Elementary's students since April 2008. Their intense small group approach to increasing phonological awareness, reading comprehension and fluency has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on our students' attitude and ability level. The students were always excited about attending the sessions and loved to work with the tutors. The Discovery staff had an excellent rapport with the students which led the way for an open flow of progress.

Because Discovery Program, Inc. worked with selected students, (several who struggled in reading for years), they have showed improved reading abilities. Westhaven Elementary is proud to have Discovery Program, Inc. as a partner directly impacting student achievement.

Patricia S. Williams Principal, Westhaven Elementary School October 30, 2014

 

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For the past two years Discovery Program, Inc. joined in partnership with us to provide small group in-depth interventions for students who have deficits in various areas of reading. The program has been received well by our students, parents, and teachers. Teachers commented on the improvement of their students and parents were appreciative of the additional assistance for their children. The educational therapists were flexible in the time that they worked with students and always gave positive feedback.

Post-testing results showed that the students who received reading assistance scored significantly higher on tests following intervention. We look forward to a continued association with Discovery Program, Inc.

Sandra C. Cox Principal, Norfolk Public Schools October 30, 2014

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