The BRIDGES Program at NSU University School is an innovative, personalized, and technologically rich educational experience for students in grades 1-5 who have mild to moderate learning disabilities. Unique to this intervention program, students benefit from the academic excellence and social environment of NSU University School and the educational support and services of Nova Southeastern University.
The BRIDGES Program at NSU University School provides an environment that optimizes learning potential by focusing on the distinct learning style of the individual student. The program believes in the development of intellect and character in a safe, nurturing environment that supports mutual trust between student, staff members, and family. Classes are held in self-contained classrooms with instruction presented both individually and in small groups. We believe that students learn best when the instruction and classroom environment match their specific learning needs, based on sound educational theory and research.
The staff in the BRIDGES Program has been selected for their accomplishments in the field of Special Education. The team includes full-time Master’s level teachers with practical experience in Special Education and full-time assistant teachers. The support team includes a Speech and Language Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, a School Psychologist, and an administrator with extensive experience in Special Education.
The BRIDGES Program at NSU University School seeks to accept students of average to above average intelligence who are experiencing learning difficulties in traditional school settings because of mild to moderate learning disabilities and language based disorders. Admission to the program will be limited to students who can best achieve success in a nontraditional program geared to helping students develop academic skills, improve social interactions, and increase self-image and independence. Admissions will be denied to those students who, according to the judgment of the Admissions Committee, demonstrate cognitive limitations or behavioral difficulties which would prevent steady progress within the intervention program. For more information about admissions, please call 954-262-4506.
The Admission Committee will consider candidates using:
- Psychological evaluation
- Language testing and/or full scale IQ
- Written recommendations from a psychologist
- Previous school records and recommendations
- A school visit and evaluation
- Parent interview