Image of Hope Ranch
Wings of Hope
Wings of Hope is a tutoring program offered to individuals who participate in our Equine One on One Program. These individuals have been identified as having a need for supplemental learning. Students with learning disabilities often have a higher level of emotional concerns such as depression, the feeling of loneliness, and low self-esteem. Their difficulties go beyond math, reading, organization and memory. When they experience constant struggles and failures, they may develop a negativity about themself. Strong feelings of frustration, anger, sadness and shame can lead to anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and depression. Oftentimes they are bullied at school or act out, which adds another layer of trauma.
Karen, a Special Education Teacher is an education specialist for Image of Hope Ranch. She individualizes the needs of each student, where and why are they falling behind in any particular area. Once the need is identified, through tutoring steps are taken to correct that issue helping the individual become a more successful student. Karen has developed a program for middle school students with disabilities such as high functioning autism and also offers tutoring for dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Providing a resource for these students along with the emotional support with the Equine One on One Program, is a wonderful opportunity for them to become strong, emotional healthy adults.