Community H.E.L.P.

The Community H.E.L.P Program is dedicated to working with students from grades K-12 who experience difficulties in school. While we specialize in students with Specific Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, students without disabilities are also welcome.

LD and ADHD Students

For students with an LD or ADHD*, Community H.E.L.P. provides one-on-one instruction with qualified teachers. Our students progress as fast as they can or as slowly as they need to. The emphasis is on understanding and skills mastery, not rote memorization. Our administrators and teachers are in regular contact with parents and/or guardians regarding their student’s progress and are willing, if requested by the parent and/or guardian, to work with the student’s school to address needs, discuss interventions, and track progress.

For reading we use the Orton-Gillingham approach. Orton-Gillingham is a structured multisensory phonetic approach to reading that is both time-tested and research-proven.

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Course Tutoring

We also provide course specific tutoring for middle and high school students. These tutors tend to be graduate students with training in LD and ADHD.

Home-schooled students welcome

Community H.E.L.P. is pleased to work with home-schooled students who have been diagnosed with a S.L.D. and/or A.D.H.D.

Parents and/or guardians of students who suspect the presence of an S.L.D. and/or A.D.H.D. that has not yet been identified are welcome to consult with the H.E.L.P. Center’s Diagnostic Services.

Contact Community H.E.L.P.

Laura Rowden, M.A., Coordinator


Employment Opportunities with Community H.E.L.P.

The Community H.E.L.P. Program welcomes applications from educators who would like the opportunity to work with our students. If you are interested in a part-time position, please download an application and reference form below:

Application Word Document or PDF

Reference Form Word Document or PDF

Tutors: Click HERE for absence sheets

Tutors: Click HERE for billing sheets


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Diagnostic Services Update

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