From the Director’s Chair

Greetings, DECATS Families!

It is with gratitude and joy that I share with you that the second week of DECATS has been amazing! Our Scholars are working at learning using their gifts and talents! I am so proud of them and thrilled to share a few highlights from this week with you.

As the second week comes to a close, our “Manners” Scholars refined their social skills of introduction and small talk. They look forward to putting all of these skills into practice on Tuesday during our Manners to Morals Day. Our “Executive Functioning” Scholars explored and practiced ways to strengthen working memory, initiative, materials management and social coordination. During “Wellness,” Scholars discussed stressors, healthy body image and nutrition. Our “Values and Morals” Scholars were hard at work with their give back project collecting pet food and toys to benefit the Houston SPCA while providing service to the community!

Scholars designed their own wands and cast spells in “Hello, Hogwarts!” You can visit the DECATS Gallery to capture the different styles of photography in “Through A Different Lens” and others enjoyed exploring various galaxies to determine “The Ultimate Universe!”

I have gotten so many wonderful messages from families who are experiencing the impact that DECATS is having in their lives. We are blessed to have such a talented group of Mentors with whom I have the pleasure to work. Let us know what your Scholars are saying about their DECATS experience. If we may use your comments online and in other projects, let us know that as well.

Dr. Tonya Dixon
Program Director, Incarnate Word

Dr. Tonya Dixon
Dr. Tonya DixonProgram Director, Incarnate Word