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    Brehm’s Summer Program

    Brehm’s Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Private School
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Special Needs
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Learning Differences, Hiking, Autism Spectrum, Health and Well Being
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: 618-457-0371
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    Brehm Summer Program is a holistic, four-week, co-ed boarding program for students ages 11-18, designed to advance students’ academic, social, and emotional skills, by helping them acquire a better understanding of themselves, their peers, and the world around them. Team-building exercises inspire camaraderie and self-confidence as students engage in learning experiences that capture their imaginations and make learning fun.

    Academics include math, reading comprehension, writing, social pragmatics, and elective courses. Most weekday evenings will include recreation events on Brehm's campus or throughout the region, which boasts some of the most spectacular scenery and activities. Brehm's 100-acre campus features expansive greenery, a beautiful stream that divides the campus, two stocked ponds, a greenhouse, and more.

    Students enrolled at Brehms Summer Program come with a variety of challenges to academic, social, or emotional success including, but not limited to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), Communication Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Processing, and Memory Deficits, Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety, and Specific Learning Disability; defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

    You'll live in a residence hall on campus alongside other Summer College students and enjoy a wide range of fun activities. Summer College staff will be available 24/7 to support you as you tackle college classes, juggle free time and coursework, negotiate life with a roommate, and practice living on your own.


    The Brehm Arrowsmith Program will be offered, not required, during Brehms Summer Program for students enrolled at Brehm the following school year.

    The Arrowsmith Program is a program based on the science of neuroplasticity that enables students to expand their learning capacities. The program targets lower functioning brain areas which are the underlying problems of learning disabilities. Through individualized and consistent brain exercises, neural synapses are changed and strengthened to work more efficiently.

    Speech and Language:

    Brehm Summer Program has a full-time ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist on staff. They conduct social language groups and work with students in the area of reading comprehension.

    They provide direct therapy in perspective-taking and impression making. Small groups of up to four students will meet daily to prepare students for more satisfying peer interactions and the larger group participation of the experiential half-day. Speech-language evaluations will be available on a contractual basis when scheduled prior to arrival.

    Reading Comprehension classes will incorporate excerpts from fiction and nonfiction sources that follow the program themes. Assistive Technology software will be available for students during summer program.

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