ADAPT / S.O.S. Grant
Sharpening Our Skills - S.O.S.
Purpose: To assist teachers or individuals to receive extra training in:
- Reading / language arts / communications or related communication skills
- Utilization of their auditory skills for the improvement of reading and speaking skills
Goal: Aiding the improvement of self or others through training in communication skills.
This grant was originally established in 1999 as the ADAPT Grant to allow an individual to attend one of the Lindamood-Bell workshops to train ADAPT teachers. It was first awarded in 2000 to a Kansas applicant in the amount of $600. This is a technique developed by the Lindamoods of California to teach people to read who do not have the ability to perceive the sounds and the order of the sounds, or who can see letters in words, but cannot tell if they are saying the right sounds in the right order. For further information on the ADAPT technique and program, go to www.lindamoodbell.com.
In 2008, this grant was revised to extend the parameters and to include a variety of techniques now available. Applicants who wish to be trained to help others or to help themselves as individuals are encouraged to apply for the Sharpening Our Skills - S.O.S. grant.
Anyone is eligible to apply for the ADAPT / S.O.S. Grant who meets the minimum requirements. This grant is provided from donations to the ADAPT / S.O.S. fund.
How to apply for the ADAPT / S.O.S. grant
- Applications will be accepted by the ESA Foundation grant chairman and will be considered and acted upon when received. The ADAPT / S.O.S. grant will be given as funds are available and be limited to $1,000.
- Applications must be submitted on the current ADAPT / S.O.S. grant application form to include a description of the request and approximate cost of materials, tools, supplies, etc.
- The money must be used within one year. Applicant(s) may submit one application per year.
- Within six months, the evaluation report form must be sent to the grant chairman due to our nonprofit tax status. This is to include receipts of how the money was spent and how it benefited the applicant or other individuals.
General policy - limitations
- This is basically a one-time grant. (Exceptions may be authorized by the ESA Foundation Board.)
- This is a grant for individuals. (Exceptions may be authorized by the ESA Foundation Board.)
- No checks will be issued directly to individual applicants, but will be sent to the facility presenting the workshop. (Exceptions may be authorized by the ESA Foundation Board.)
- This grant does not cover personal costs such as food.
- Out-of-country applicants must provide a source of verification of address of workshop/seminars/etc. for monies to be sent. (No monies will be sent directly to an individual.) This is in accordance with IRS requirements for maintaining nonprofit tax status.