Brehm’s Mission

Empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their full potential throughout their lives

…by fostering a family environment where the educational, social, health, wellness,¬†and emotional needs of each student are addressed¬†through a focused, holistic program through a partnership among students, administration, faculty, staff, parents, the board, alumni, researchers and the professional community.

CORE VALUES

To accomplish this mission, we place high value on:

  • Empowerment
  • Integrity
  • Strategies for interactive problem-solving
  • Ongoing, open communication
  • Staff development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Financial stability
  • A safe environment
  • Holistic programming

WHAT ARE LEARNING DISABILITIES?

We recognize the combined effects of learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), language-based processing issues, executive function issues and the social and psychological implications of not being successful in an academic environment. Brehm offers direct interventions for students with:

  • Specific learning disability: defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
  • Communication disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Processing and memory deficits
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Anxiety

Brehm also provides interventions requiring behavioral and emotional support as it relates to academic issues.