Our Students

Our students are creative, intelligent, sensitive, and inquisitive. They are typical boys and girls who have atypical but fixable learning deficiencies and cognitive disorders. Read the case study below. It’s just one example of how with an individualized curriculum, targeted cognitive strengthening, and proper brain training techniques, a student can exceed expectations, overcome limitations and find success in every area of their lives.

LIFT Student Case Study

How a third grader went from performing
below his IQ to outperforming all his peers.

Sixteen weeks ago, Ari’s parents (we’ve changed the name to respect privacy) set a meeting with Dr. Redler, the Director of LIFT Educational Academy. Their son, who had for the most part been a good student, began to fall way behind as the demands at his current public school increased. His grades slid and he began to have problems staying on task in class and at home. A battery of psychoeducational tests concluded a diagnosis of ADHD-Inattentive Type, a composite IQ score of 87, and deficits in verbal memory.

The parents, who had been considering a traditional private school with added supplemental tutoring, were open to learn about other available options. Tutoring would just be more rote memory and skill drills. A traditional private school wouldn’t have the expertise to rebuild and rewire Ari’s cognitive deficiencies. What Ari’s diagnoses called for was a total cognitive reboot and expansion.

After speaking extensively with Dr. Redler and learning about the program, they were convinced LIFT Educational Academy would be their son’s greatest chance to catch up to his classmates.

An individualized curriculum program was designed around Ari’s evaluation and Ari was receiving the targeted education and brain training he needed. After just 12 weeks, a post test was given to Ari. The results were typical for a LIFT Educational Academy student…and mind blowing to his parents!

Scores on a Continuous Performance Test showed Ari’s level of concentration was on par with children who were placed on a prescription regimen. However, Ari took no medication. His IQ score increased 11 points and his grades in school shot up. In fact, Ari scored at or above his peers on the majority of school benchmarks, and his parents reported an increase in Ari’s ability to stay on task at home.

Measurable Results

At LIFT Educational Academy we believe in building the child, training the skills, and encouraging growth, but most schools use grading systems that do the complete opposite.

In public schools and traditional private schools, students are graded on a very subjective and archaic system. The teacher calculates a number value for an assignment, and converts that number to a grade. In addition, there may be different weight given to certain areas of that assignment or for work in general.

A teacher may randomly decide to calculate overall grades based on the following:

  • 60% for classwork
  • 20% for homework
  • 10% for special projects
  • 10% for class participation

If this all seems a bit confusing….it is! And it’s also unfair.

A teacher may randomly decide to calculate overall grades based on the following:
  • for classwork
  • for homework
  • for special projects
  • for class participation

For alternative learners this can be a disaster.

Homework and Special Projects (usually expected to be completed at home) make up 30% of the total grade. The pressure falls primarily on the parents, and the students have no professional guidance for almost a third of their grade. Is this a good measure of their ability to learn and retain information?

At LIFT Educational Academy, we measure your child’s progress based on their cognitive and academic improvements. Using their initial psychoeducational evaluation, continuous performance testing, and post testing metrics, we can get an accurate, scientific, and non-subjective measurement of your child’s continuous improvement.

We do not teach to tests, grades or timelines. We teach to your student. We focus on your child’s unique needs. We don’t “move on” after a lesson or unit. We stick with it until it sticks with the student. Yes, we are different. We value continuous improvement over a random grading/punishing system. We measure performance where it matters and the proof is in our students.

Dr. Redler, LIFT Educational Academy has proven to be a “lift” to Adrian’s self esteem. The weekly improvements we see in Adrian just continue to amaze us!

R. Kramer

2017-07-17T22:30:59+00:00

R. Kramer

Dr. Redler, LIFT Educational Academy has proven to be a “lift” to Adrian’s self esteem. The weekly improvements we see in Adrian just continue to amaze us!
We finally came to our senses and realized that tutoring was not going to help Sammy in school. He needed a new school that works for him… not against him. Thank you Dr. Redler for convincing us that LIFT Educational Academy was the best choice for our son. Sammy is thriving and we couldn’t be any happier.

J. Ryder

2017-07-17T22:31:32+00:00

J. Ryder

We finally came to our senses and realized that tutoring was not going to help Sammy in school. He needed a new school that works for him… not against him. Thank you Dr. Redler for convincing us that LIFT Educational Academy was the best choice 
As a parent I wanted my daughter to catch up with the rest of her peers, and after starting LIFT Educational Academy she not only caught up but she excelled! Thank you.

M. Hernandez

2017-07-17T22:28:04+00:00

M. Hernandez

As a parent I wanted my daughter to catch up with the rest of her peers, and after starting LIFT Educational Academy she not only caught up but she excelled! Thank you.
As a 12 year education veteran, I can absolutely vouch for LIFT Educational Academy’s curriculum and the amazing success it had for my own child.

J. Costa

2017-07-17T22:28:33+00:00

J. Costa

As a 12 year education veteran, I can absolutely vouch for LIFT Educational Academy’s curriculum and the amazing success it had for my own child.
Thank you Dr. Redler and the entire staff at LIFT Educational Academy. I can not believe how far my son has gone with your program. It far exceeded every expectation we had and every hope we desired.

K. Smithers

2017-07-17T22:29:53+00:00

K. Smithers

Thank you Dr. Redler and the entire staff at LIFT Educational Academy. I can not believe how far my son has gone with your program. It far exceeded every expectation we had and every hope we desired.
When our son’s pediatrician convinced us to speak with you before starting James on medication to deal with his distractions and attention deficits, we never imagined it would make such a noticeable difference. Please thank your entire staff for their part in improving our son’s life in and beyond school.

C. Resnick

2017-07-17T22:30:31+00:00

C. Resnick

When our son’s pediatrician convinced us to speak with you before starting James on medication to deal with his distractions and attention deficits, we never imagined it would make such a noticeable difference. Please thank your entire staff for their part in improving our son’s 
I really saw Aviva’s confidence boost after coming to LIFT Educational Academy. She is now confident in what she feels, what she writes, what she reads, and what she knows. She comes home so happy and says, “Look, look, look what I did in school today!” We’re so happy that she comes to school here and so thankful for the team at LIFT Educational Academy because they really care and that’s what it’s all about.

M. Metsch

2017-07-17T22:27:34+00:00

M. Metsch

I really saw Aviva’s confidence boost after coming to LIFT Educational Academy. She is now confident in what she feels, what she writes, what she reads, and what she knows. She comes home so happy and says, “Look, look, look what I did in school 
LIFT Educational Academy has been amazing. It’s been transformative for my daughter. She’s gotten a lot of self confidence, improvement in her capabilities at school, and she has become a blossomed flower. The teachers here understand that every child has unlimited potential and they tap into that potential with a great deal of science , knowledge, and love for education.

M. Bazterrica

2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00

M. Bazterrica

LIFT Educational Academy has been amazing. It’s been transformative for my daughter. She’s gotten a lot of self confidence, improvement in her capabilities at school, and she has become a blossomed flower. The teachers here understand that every child has unlimited potential and they tap 

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