Faith Christian Ministries
Not every child learns in the "normal" instructional method. God has created each child to be an individual, with a specific learning style. It is the job of home schooling and christian school parents to discover each child's learning technique, what his or her gifts are, where his or her talents lie, and how to chose curriculum to best suit his or her needs. FCM offers diagnostic educational testing, documentation, remediation and enrichment curriculum recommendations. Let us help you understand your children and their specific needs. Then let us provide you with an Individualized Educational Plan and schedule to allow your children to develop their talents to the fullest potential.
Faith Christian Ministries' annual "hands on" home school training seminar will be Dec 8, 9, & 10. Call now for more information.
The truth is, your child is unique. God has created your child with an individual learning technique and ability. Not every available curriculum is suited to the learning style. Whether it's your first or fifth year in home schooling, choosing the best Curriculum for your child remains one of your biggest challenges.
How do you make sense of all the available programs? Certainly each has its merits, but which one is best for your child? Faith Christian Ministries offers a comprehensive testing service to help you tailor-make a school program to best develop your child's talents and potential and to best meet your individual needs as well as your child's individual needs.
The FCM staff tours to major cities in the United States to conduct one-on-one consultations with home schooling students and teachers. Your child's abilities and learning techniques will be evaluated individually using key diagnostic tests. Many of these tests are taken orally or involve using manipulatives. What does the testing involve? Your child will be evaluated in six areas of the left brain, six areas of the right brain, 15 areas in reading including 5 areas to determine what they can do idependently, 5 areas with you teaching, and 5 areas of frustration. They are also evaluated in math, depending on age in up to 209 different areas. The testing takes approximately two to three hours.
What kind of follow-up does FCM offer? After the testing, a conference is held to help you understand your child better and know how best to deal with your child's talents and weaknesses. You will also be assisted in selecting a curriculum and forming your schedule. Then, approximately two weeks after the testing, a report with specific materials and levels checked will be mailed to you.
Also, a schedule for daily assignments will be included. FCM will also help you in purchasing any/all of your individual specific curriculum needs. FCM sells all curriculum at current catalog prices. This will save you from having to contact 10-12 different publishers.
Who is eligible for evaluation? FCM evaluates all children --gifted, average, L.D., A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder), Normal, Retarded, and handicapped. The testing is not to label your child or help your child be eligible for special public school programs. It is only to help you discover your child's talents and gifts and to help them be what God intended them to be.FCM does not believe in labeling.
DO YOU KNOW...
The answers to these questions are critical in choosing the correct home schooling program for your child's individual needs. If these questions have you confused, bewildered, overwhelmed and frustrated, we can help.
FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES has a satellite school, Faith Christian Academy, for grades K-12. If you desire to enroll, please contact us. Enrollment is open year round.
FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES offers "free" seminars. There are two, one week seminars offered - one in June, one in November in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on the "nuts and bolts" of home schooling. If you desire to come, please notify us early. Space is limited. An important aspect of these meetings is "Walk in The Spirit", a Biblical approach to child training and discipline.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOW FCM CAN BENEFIT YOUR CHILD... PLEASE CALL US AT 423- 435-6185 OR WRITE TO FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 864 POPLAR CREEK ROAD OLIVER SPRINGS, TN 37840
[Dr Cates holds a B.A.-Psychology; M.A.-Special Education: Teaching the Child with Learning Disabilities, and a P.H.D.-Curriculum & Instruction. He is available for meetings. Contact: Dr. Paul Cates, EFEA, Rt 2, Box 61 A, Poplar Creek Rd., Oliver Springs, TN 37840. (615) 435-6185 or 435-6739.]
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