Welcome to Hero Community Development Corporation and Behavioral Health Services!
The Hero Community Development Corporation is to be the premier provider of community resource education and information for those individual’s and families in need of assistance in the greater Las Vegas Valley with emphasis on North Las Vegas area.
Hero Community Development Corporation (HERO CDC) believes that we will be the efficient source between individuals and families in need with already existing and available programs.
Programs and Services:
- Provides workshops on literacy for children 6-14
- Provides overall leadership and guidance through our mentoring
- Maximize workflow in children that need motivation
- Teaching goal-oriented focus for behavior impairment
- Set up coping skills through taking baby steps
- Use relaxation techniques
Hero Provides 6 Life Skills Units for young children
- Anger Management
- Emotional Awareness
- Decision Making
- Self -Control
- Friendship Skills
- Reading and writing for young authors
- Books that inspire financial literacy
- Summer Reading Program inspiring swap a book for continuous summer
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Presenting a program with gifted children in mind….
Every child has experienced embarrassment or rejection in social sittings in some way or another, but kids with learning disabilities, intellectual, and behavioral disorders are often isolated and rejected, because of the extra care they require concerning learning. Children with these diagnosis often times are misunderstood by teachers and parents concerning their communication skills in learning academics and actions leaving negative stigmas on them throughout their school years.
Hero Corporation Community Development have set in place reading and writing programs that helps alleviate the frustration these Children experience by offering our services. Our programs targets struggling students with LD, intellectual, and behavior disorders. Our summer program begins as a pilot program June 8- July 30th, to set in motion the programs that will be offered throughout the school year.
Hero’s Summer Enrichment Program entails reading, writing and vocabulary. Reading, writing, and vocabulary will be dealt with by using the five components of reading, phonemic awareness, word decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Direct instruction in the areas targeted are the best approach for improving word recognition skills, reading and identifying words in students with learning disabilities. Direct instruction refers to reading out loud to a group and allowing them to write the story as they hear it. In many cases children hear and retain differently, which means the stories they write may be a little different. However, through word recognition and writing through story listening Hero instructors will become familiar with each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses identified open up the ability to directly deal with targeted challenge areas for each child. Reading in this case is emphasized, because it is fundamentally and cognitively stimulating to the brain promoting intellectual enrichment which is generally said to be difficult for children with LD and behavior disorders to achieve. We believe our resources promote the enhancement of intellectual enrichment giving our children a chance to reach greater levels of success.
The program runs four days a week two hours toward academic enrichment and two hours of fun activities.
- Monday reading stories and writing time: Strategized group instruction and/or verbal interaction takes place in group settings with students and instructors. Peer group readers used as well to lead in reading which strengthens continuous reading skills and confidence.
- Tuesday decoding and fluency: Decoding breaking a word down B/A/T sounding it out by putting it together along with student’s ability to read a text correctly and quickly. We are also able to find out what weakness need addressing and strategize recommended improvement for students’ fluency and how to incorporate those strategies at home.
- Wednesday vocabulary and comprehension: Using direct response through word pronunciation and vocabulary recognition. Library and swimming.
- Thursday financial literacy, raising young entrepreneurs. Emotional healing classes. Library and swimming.
Facts and statics on children with LD and Behavior disorders:
What do parents say about learning disabilities? In a 2012 survey by NCLD, parents said living with a child who has LD can be challenging. Here are some of the issues they describe:
- 45 percent of parents say their child has been bullied.
- 66 percent think that kids with LD are bullied more than other kids.
The public needs to be more informed on vast types of LD, behavior, Intellectual, and attention.
- 91 percent have heard of dyslexia, but 66 percent don’t know about dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
- 76 percent know genetics can be a cause of LD.
- 79 percent of Americans believe that children learn in different ways.
- 96 percent of parents think that with proper teaching kids can make up for LD.
Misconceptions persist among the general public.
- LD is correlated with intelligence. 70 percent of parents and educators link them to autism and intellectual disabilities.
- LD is associated with blindness and deafness.
- Many people believe “Learning disability” is a label given to children to compensate for being lazy. The problem is people with these opinions having never been affected by learning disorders have no knowledge of the circumstances that come with the territory. Therefore there is a dire need to educate the public at large on the various mental and behavior disorders.
Here are some more interesting stats about students identified as having LD:
- 66 percent are boys. Since research shows an even split between girls and boys who have trouble with reading, this may mean many girls aren’t receiving the help they need.
- In many states, there’s an overrepresentation of black and Hispanic students identified as having LD and receiving special education services.
How are kids with LD doing in school?
- Only 12 to 26 percent of high school students with LD got average or above-average scores on math and reading assessments. Among students without LD, the rate is 50 percent.
- 33 percent of kids with LD have been held back a grade, and 50 percent were suspended or expelled from school in 2011.
High school students with LD have a higher dropout rate than other kids. In 2011, 19 percent dropped out, while 68 percent graduated with a regular diploma. The remainder of students received a certificate of completion.
Learning disabilities are lifelong disabilities, so they affect adults in college and the workforce, too. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 4.6 million Americans reported having LD—far more than the number who disclose their disability in college and the workplace.
In fact, survey data shows that within eight years of leaving high school, more than half of young adults with LD don’t consider themselves to have a disability. Two years after leaving high school, 52 percent of young adults no longer think so; after eight years it rises to 69 percent.
Here’s what life after high school looks like for adults with LD:
- Only 24 percent of young adults with LD inform postsecondary schools about their needs.
- 17 percent get accommodations and support at the postsecondary level.
- 41 percent of young adults with LD complete postsecondary education within eight years of leaving high school, as compared to 52 percent of young adults without LD.
LD in the Workforce
- 46 percent of working-age adults with LD report being employed, as compared to 71 percent of adults without LD.
- 67 percent earned $25,000 or less per year within eight years of leaving high school.
- 19 percent say their employers are aware that they have LD.
- 5 percent have accommodations in the workplace.
Looking at the statistics Hero Corporation Community Development desires to be the vehicle utilized to invest in a community of children that many have misunderstood. By adding resources, fundamentals, and motivation in areas of literacy that are needed to help them live a healthy and sustainable life we believe that we can be the change that many of these children and parents have been waiting on.
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Learning Disabilities Facts, Trends and Stats (Understood.org) https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-facts-trends-and-stats