Educational Support Services

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Educational Support Services

  • Provide individualized, quality intervention for students with learning challenges

  • Enable students to successfully realize their God-given potential


The mission of Capital Christian Educational Support Services (ESS) department is to assist in creating a learning environment which allows each student to flourish and grow and to ultimately become all that God created them to be.

Capital Christian provides support for all students with identified academic needs with a (504) plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP), through the ESS department. Students are either supported with accommodations and/or one of several intervention programs offered at Capital Christian.

The ESS department, through its intervention programs, strives to provide students with the tools and skills needed to overcome individual learning challenges and to become both academically and socially successful. The costs of these educational services are not included in the standard tuition and prices vary depending on the program.

For more information contact Sharon Littleford, Director of ESS by


Search & Teach (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade)

Search and Teach is an evidenced-based early intervention, reading readiness program serving students from kindergarten through second grade. Students receive one-on-one instruction to strengthen perceptual areas to prevent the frustration of reading failure. It was cited by the US Office of Education for its educational impact.

Read Naturally Program (2nd-5th Grade)

Read Naturally is an evidenced-based reading program strengthening phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students, grades 2-5 access the web-based program and are monitored through support staff. Students are able to work at their own pace.

NILD Educational Therapy (3rd -12th Grade)

NILD Educational Therapy: 3rd - 12th Grade

The National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) therapy program trains 3rd - 12th grade students with identified learning differences to be successful in a traditional academic setting and to develop their skills in self-advocacy. The program accomplishes this through 160 minutes of one-on-one therapy per week with a trained NILD Educational Therapist.

NILD is a supplementary program established over 40 years ago to help students with learning disabilities who have experienced frustration and /or failure in school. NILD therapy strengthens areas of weakness in perception, cognition, academics and emotions. Through this interactive educational therapy, students begin to understand how they think and through time become independent, successful, lifelong learners. NILD was cited by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. K-5 releases students from their classrooms for two 80 minute sessions weekly. 6-8 and high school students take NILD educational therapy as a scheduled class.

Rx for Discovery Reading

Rx for Discovery Reading group program is a systematic and explicit intervention that focuses on the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension. It teaches students to effectively and fluently read and spell accurately while also building vocabulary and comprehension capabilities. Groups will be taught by a trained educational therapist typically consisting of 4 students.

Rx for Discovery Math

Rx for Discovery Math group program is a dynamic intervention teaching foundational math concepts and strengthening thinking and problem solving skills. In this environment math anxiety is reduced and number sense, math fluency and math vocabulary will be increased. Students lacking a conceptual understanding of mathematics will benefit the most from this program. Groups will be taught by a trained educational therapist typically consisting of 4 students.

Coaching Program

The Coaching Program addresses areas involving the executive functions, including organization, planning, breaking up assignments into manageable parts, initiating tasks, and self-regulation. Students are also taught study strategies. The course is taught by a trained educational therapist. Students receive 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the length of the class) of one-on-one assistance and then have the opportunity to complete the tasks previously discussed by the therapist and student. The coaching program is taken as a scheduled class.