About OUR Organization
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center (ATSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Researching and Providing Services to all children and young adults who exhibit Complex Communication Needs.
We Provide Academic, Tutoring, and Psychological Services to Children with Dyslexia, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Stroke complications, Autism and other Cognitive and Learning Disabilities. Our Reading and Communication Specialists are specifically trained to work with children of varying needs and abilities.
We work Directly with Children and Provide one-on-one Services to Children and adults from all over the world.
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center (ATSC) is dedicated to Researching Treatments and interventions Primarily in Communication and Language Skills in Children with a Wide Spectrum of Communication Challenges. The group’s work includes topics related to the effective overall treatment options and methods, the use of technology in treatment, implementation of Special Education especially in Public Schools, Socialization, and ethical Practice, with a goal of improving the quality of life for the aforementioned populations.
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center was started in 2008 by Dalia and Gary Shkedy. The Center was started initially to provide service for their son Ethan who is diagnosed with Non Verbal Autism (Verbal Apraxia). Since the inception of ATSC, Dalia and Gary have provided support and services to hundreds of children and adults with extra special needs from all over the world.
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center (ATSC) acts as the children's guide and Creates Communication opportunities to ALL children in Need. As we Provide verbal model for kids who are Learning Language, we model language with the Visual Communication Analysis™ (VCA) method.
Visual Communication Analysis™ (VCA) is an application of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) which can help elicit Accelerated Communication, Bolster Self-Esteem & Decrease Maladaptive Behaviors.
Funding for our services
As a non-profit we are always looking for grants to help subsidize the costs of our services. Sometimes we are successful and other times we rely on external sources for funding.
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center is a non-public agency (NPA) registered with the California Department of Education to provide behavior intervention services. These services are provided directly to school districts who need related services to enable their students to have access to an education. In order to access funding from the school district, parents need to request our services from their child's school.
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center is an out-of-network provider for most medical insurance companies. Many of our families submit reimbursement requests to their medical insurance for psychological and behavior services. These families may also use Regional Center to fund the co-payment they have with their insurance.